Month: May 2014

HIKE NUMBER TWENTY FOUR, TWENTY FIVE, TWENTY SIX

Speaking and hiking My first out-of-town speaking gig was in 1981. A wonderful librarian asked me to speak down in Austin, Minn. At the time, I had never checked into a hotel by myself, and I was — still am

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BARRY’S JOURNEY No. 14

BARRY’S NEW PALS Barry has a lot of new pals to hang out with now. I’m getting to know them as well. Photos from younger days with wives and kids hang outside their doors. It is a good reminder of

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BARRY’S JOURNEY No. 13

BARRY’S NEW DIGS After being kicked out of assisted living in Edina, Barry is now in a care facility (aka old folks’ home.) The first time I went there, I thought no, no, no — he can’t be in this

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HIKE NUMBER TWENTY THREE

The Hike – Overnight with friends Our good friends are Peter and Maureen Beck. Over the years, we have had many good times together. When our kids were babies, we started a tradition of spending New Year’s Eve together. Some

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