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April 30, 2008

Impromptu East Coast bike tour

Six years ago I bicycled across the country, leaving my life and job in Washington, DC and journeying to Portland, Oregon, which became my new home, over 4500 miles and three months. I just completed my first solo bike tour since then and while much shorter I felt echoes of that previous trip, a transforming experience that marked a change in my life's course. I traveled from northern New Jersey to southwest Virginia in six days, covering 590 miles.

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Posted by Dave at 02:13 PM |

April 21, 2008

Rock Castle Gorge loop

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My run with Meredith and Sam this morning.

Posted by Dave at 10:38 AM |

April 08, 2008

Tomatoes

A week ago I got some old tomato seeds from a friend, I wasn't sure how old actually. I planted a dozen or so in a little pot with soil and compost and placed them near a window. I've never been a gardener so I wasn't sure what to expect. But today lots of little sprouts surfaced. Still a ways before I'm eating a tomato but it's a positive first step.

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Posted by Dave at 03:46 PM

April 02, 2008

Natives

Bit by bit I've begun planting a few things in my yard and some things are doing pretty well. I have been trying to plant the right thing in the right place but that is a learning process. On the left is a golden currant which has been in the ground only a few weeks and is looking great. On the right is Pacific ninebark, another shrub that's been planted just about a month and had no green on it at all then.
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Posted by Dave at 02:13 PM