Photographs from Walking the Thresholds 2010.

Late in June a couple of us drive into the depth of Pennsylvania to attend another Walking the Thresholds at Four Quarters Farm. I didn't take many pictures this year, mostly because more and more people are beginning to dislike being photographed due to the encroachment of surveillance into the modern world. Being a privacy advocate myself I can hardly begrudge anybody's not wanting to wind up in a photo album online. Something that I found interesting, however, was the unusually large number of butterflies all over this place this year. So, I practiced my photography a bit.

And now …

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Walking the Thresholds: This one went to eleven.

At more or less the last minute last week, I decided to attend Walking the Thresholds 0x0B at the Four Quarters Farm, just over the Pennsylvania border, in the lands I simultaneously love and fear because they're so far off the grid that you're fortunate to get three GPS satellites to lock on to. After co-ordinating with Hasufin, Mika, and Sarah for a bit it was decided that I'd head over to their place, leave the TARDIS behind to save on fuel costs, and ride up with them. Our colleague in arms and all things nerdcore Jason would be going …

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Living on the run: Camping in airports.

Given what happened with the wedding of 'lex Pendragon and Marlise this past weekend with some of the attendees and celebrants having problems attending due to delayed airplane flights or layovers due to weather, I think it'd be a good idea to post something about camping out in airports: Why you might have to do, how to do it, and what to look for.

While there are some people who actually plan to camp out in airline terminals for various reasons, most people don't. Those of us that do are usually constrained by transportation to the airport to begin with …

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More WtT stuff.

After the main rite on Saturday, everyone sort of split up and went off to do their own things for a while. Lyssa and I went down to the kitchen to grab dinner, which was a potluck assembled out of dishes supplied by everyone at Thresholds this year. Corvaxgirl was kind enough to take command of the kitchen while the rest of us up top were doing witchy-type stuff to make it all happen. A few weeks ago, Hasufin and Lyssa canned a couple of quarts of chicken soup, so our contribution was a box of one quart jars of …

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Now I've got some free time, how about a bit more about WtT X?

What a week. As the Finn once said, "There's no rest for the wicked," and that seems to be the absolute truth anymore. Between driving, running around, paperwork, getting things together, and a whole right host of other things, I've barely had any time to sit down and write a proper entry. Last night was something of an anomaly because I'd managed to free up some time and do something with it.

So let's see if I can do it again.

Lyssa and I got up at some point on Saturday morning, cold, shivering, damp in ways that H.P …

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Back in DC, safe and sound and wondering what in the hell happened.

Last week some very good friends of Lyssa and I (Heron61 and Teaotter) stayed with us for a couple of days, and then we headed out to the Four Quarters Farm for the gather called Walking the Thresholds - camping for three days in the middle of the woods of Pennsylvania, completely off the grid, with good friends and extended family, eccentrics one and all, for company.

Sounds like fun... and it was, for the most part.

Teaotter went to stay with Laurelinde and family around the middle of last week, so there were only three of us who packed up …

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Life in a nutshell at the moment.

As you've probably guessed, I've been too busy to write at the moment because there are a lot of things happening.

This weekend past, Lyssa and I were going crazy getting the apartment torn apart, cleaned, and put back together in time for Heron61 and Teaotter to fly in from Portland to visit us this week. As one might expect, this was a nontrivial exercise, and involved disconnecting many things, moving them, running the vacuum cleaner, moving them back into place, and starting them back up. This also meant running around to acquire foodstuffs to make dinner for everyone on …

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