Saturday, January 12, 2008

RIP, Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary, O.G. of modern mountaineering, has passed.

But let's not forget that his accomplishment, the first known summit of Everest, was shared with
Tenzing Norgay, who himself passed in 1986. The degree to which the role of the Sherpas in so many of Westerner's mountaineering accomplishments is overlooked will never cease to irk me.

That said, much respect to the both of them.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


A certain eager & amorous neighborhood cat came to see me today upon my return home from the gym, and as I crouched down to pet it, it jumped up on my shoulders, settled in, and started purring.
Sigh, I need a pet...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Plug - "Raw Youth"

My old friend Tim has written and, finally, published a novel, Raw Youth. Follow that link or the button to your right for some preview chapters & a further link to purchase the book.