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Alexander van Houten
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The world's tallest Hobbit
The world's tallest Hobbit

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Started a new project, just what the west coast needs a new hiking blog.

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A Coda
Greetings. Its about time I start to admit that this blog has ran its course. The frequency with which I either write things for it or think of things to write has dropped to nearly zero.  The simply fact is the conditions that made writing what was often a...

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Hobbits Go Camping, Part one the food.
Greetings.  Its time for a change of pace around here. Today we explore backcountry cooking.  Over the May long weekend we completed our fourth backpacking camping trip, this was our first two night stay.   It was a trip to Manning Park,  it made a loop of ...

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I have not had a stable job in almost 3 years, I have not had a good vacation in even longer. Today I feel all of that.

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The anatomy of a bad day
So I went to bed knowing that today was likely to be a bad day. It was better than it could have been by far, I got work when I was expecting the day to be a loss and worked with someone I knew from an other gig so there was some catching up.  This is not a...

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A Physicist, a Psychologist, and a Geologist find the true meaning of Christmas
The meaning of Xmas.  Originally published Christmas eve 2010.  The invite was for a Dim Sum feast at a vegetarian restaurant up on Main Street.  I arrived early as I typically do, but was not awkwardly so and not alone in being so.   The others arrived bef...

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A Physicist, a Phycologist, and a Geologist find the true meaning of Christmas
The meaning of Xmas.  Originally published Christmas eve 2010.  The invite was for a Dim Sum feast at a vegetarian restaurant up on Main Street.  I arrived early as I typically do, but was not awkwardly so and not alone in being so.   The others arrived bef...

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Thinking out loud, in words.
Greetings. Lets try this again. I tried writing it last night but my head was too muddled from a tiring an seemingly unproductive day at work.  Had I tried writing it the night before last it likely would have worked out, the composition was fresh.  Yes som...

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The Coffee Calibration
Greetings. It was late September, I was still enjoying work at the photocopier warehouse, though it was clear that the work was winding down.  That job did not pay enough despite its value in pointing me towards desirable work.  What it did do was have me l...
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