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Quote of the day / 08.09.2009

“Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day” Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist (1803-1882) Photo by James Edward Mills...

Camping, Examiner.com, Outdoor Recreation / 08.09.2009

Camping is always a welcome alternative to a hotel room. Aside from being significantly less expensive, there’s something truly rewarding about the freedom you enjoy when exposed over night to the wonders of nature. It’s perhaps the departure from the routine of daily life that makes camping a favorite pastime for so many. Around the Madison area, throughout Dane County and across the state of Wisconsin there are dozens of campgrounds for residents and visitors to enjoy. David Giroux works for the University of Wisconsin System. This summer he took...

Commentary / 07.09.2009

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now you may already know that one of my professional goals is to become a full-time producer in Public Radio. That goal is within my grasp and you can help me get there. I am a candidate for the position of field producer on the new Public Radio program The State of the Re:Union (www.stateofthereunion.com). In each episode this one-hour show takes an in-depth look at the social and political challenges that face the citizens of one community in the...

Quote of the day / 05.09.2009

"Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are." ~Chinese Proverb Photo by James Edward Mills Take it easy this weekend. The Joy Trip Project is taking a short break to enjoy the holiday. You should do the same. So turn off your computer and GET OUTSIDE!...

Madison, Quote of the day, Triathlon / 04.09.2009

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” St. Francis de Sales ~ French Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva, active in the struggle against Calvinism (1567-1622) Photo by James Edward Mills from the collection "Ironman in shades of rosegold and bronze" Friends running the Madison Ironman on September 13th enjoy your tapper. You've put in a lot of good work. Now is the time to quite your mind and rest...

Quote of the day / 03.09.2009

“Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue” Confucius ~Chinese teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC Photo by James Edward Mills ...