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How to Have a Great First Day at Work

The very first day at a new job can be quite stressful. For jobs in large offices, the first hectic day might involve becoming lost, awkward interactions with new coworkers, and the inability to perform the job correctly. These…

Outdoor Stories

Peru Adventure Stories

To join two localities in the jungle of the Republic of Peru, the author had to travel as a passenger in a truck load of people and goods. The poor state of road and weather conditions made the journey…

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Fellow traveler

It seems that a fellow traveler had heard tale of the food pilfering bears that inhabited the campground areas of the park and so decided to “bear proof” his food stuffs by building an enormous wood vault. The sides…

bear sniffed the box
Outdoor Stories

Bear sniffed the box

The bear sniffed the box (I never said it was air tight) and pondered for a moment…then with a swipe of it’s paw hit the box squarely on the end and sent it careening down the table. The box…

The Bruin
Outdoor Stories

The Bruin and the “Strongbox”

My parents met at a dance. Unremarkable as that may seem, the reason they actually began talking was that both seemed to have an unatural love of Old Town wood canoes. In late 1959 they were married, an event…

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Yellowstone National Park

A good portion of their journey was spent in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. This one stop gave rise to more of my father’s campfire stories than any other single event during the journey. One in particular stands out…