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Commentary / 16.09.2009

The National Parks episode of "To The Best of Our Knowledge" airs on September 27th! To coincide with the premiere of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea, " TTBOOK a production of Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, is devoting an hour to stories of our favorite wild and scenic places. The Joy Trip Project is proud to have contributed a segment detailing a brief history of The Buffalo Soldiers, African-American horsemen of the 9th and 10th divisions of the U.S. Cavalry. More than 400 of them...

Outdoor Recreation, Quote of the day / 16.09.2009

"That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” Edgar Allan Poe ~American short-story writer, editor, poet and critic (1809-1849) Photo by Joseph Mikus This photograph along with several others was taken by Joseph Mikus during a massive wildfire that raged along the north side of Yosemite in late August. The artist, whom I met in Curry Village while on a coffee run, shares his work with my gratitude.  -JEM ...

Examiner.com, Madison, Triathlon / 15.09.2009

[caption id="attachment_1221" align="alignleft" width="200"] First in line to register for the 2010 Wisconsin Ironman José Aguilar[/caption] It’s eight hours after the conclusion of the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon. And on the streets of Madison all that remains is a litter of paper cups and discarded plastic water bottles. <<Cross fade sound of leaf blower>> A city maintenance man sweeps up the clutter with a leaf blower in front of the State Capital building as the 2009 Triathlon season for many comes to an end. But 50 yards away at the Monona...