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The Joy Trip Project

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...

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...

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