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The Joy Trip Project

Outdoor Recreation, Quote of the day, Triathlon / 09.09.2009

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.” There's some question as to who can be credited with this quote. Earl Wilson ~ a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1959-60, 1962-66), the Detroit Tigers (1966-1970) and the San Diego Padres (1970) (1934 –2005) Harold Wilson ~ British Labour politician (1916 - 1995) Photo by James Edward Mills from the collection "Ironman in shades of rose gold and bronze"...

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...

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