Risky Business

You don’t stop taking risks because you get old, You get old because you stop taking risks. T-shirt in Lake Tahoe ski rental shop This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find… Continue reading Risky Business

Swimming with Sharks

Peter Benchley’s death stimulates a memory of a shark encounter.

Categorized as Nature, Travel

Hiking El Capitan

A year ago, MLB and I hiked to the top of Guadalupe Peak, which at 8,700′ and change is the highest point in Texas. We were exceedingly fortunate in that the weather was beautiful — clear, calm and cool — something that cannot be counted on in that part of the country during this time… Continue reading Hiking El Capitan

Easter Hill Country Tour – April, 2004

[Editor’s Note: The following post is the longest by far of any published on the Gazette. At 4,000 words, it violates the most basic tenet of blogging: keep it short and to the point. I apologize in advance for imposing this endless travelogue upon you. Perhaps the photos that accompany it will ease some of… Continue reading Easter Hill Country Tour – April, 2004

Texas in Bloom

We just returned from our annual bicycle trek through the Texas Hill Country. I hope to have a more detailed report complete with photos later this week. I was reminded of just how beautiful this country can be when blessed with a decent amount of rainfall. The 300 miles between Midland and Fredericksburg (we take… Continue reading Texas in Bloom

Categorized as Travel

Texas Hill Country Report…

I’m back from an extended weekend of bicycling through the Texas Hill Country, specifically around Fredericksburg and Kerrville. We put 135 miles on the longbike in three days, not much in bike touring terms, but considering some of the terrain we encountered, we were happy with our accomplishments. I’ve decided that biking the Hill Country… Continue reading Texas Hill Country Report…