Fossil hunting along the Chesapeake.

A couple of months back I went hiking by the Chesapeake with Orthaevelve, her mother, and Jarin. It was in mid- to late spring, so it was before the heat and humidity rolled in to settle like a misasma over the DC area. I don't know exactly how far we hiked, only that it was a good four or five hour trip all told, from hiking in to spending time at the shore hunting for fossils to hiking back to where we'd parked. There was a goodly amount of wildlife out and about during our trip, from dragonflies and skinks …

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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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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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Well, the watchword of the day seems to be 'ow', as in "Ow, ow, ow, dammit!"

As part of my New Year's resolution to get in better shape I've started to work out twice a week, and discovered once again that my body isn't as young as I wish it was. It's been two days now, and most of the major muscle groups are firing off error messages as fast as they possibly can because they've put in a lot more duty time than they're accustomed to doing for a professional geek. I still can't walk without pain for long periods of time, and let me tell you, maneuvering in this state with a rather heavy …

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