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What am I running from?

It’s strange to consider myself a “runner” or “jogger,” but here are some thoughts about it six months into the activity. I get to talk about cannabis and “the catchy quality of pop songs by jilted adolescents.”

Reflections on Montenegro

I’ve been back in the States for a few days now from a trip to Montenegro with friends. Carolyn and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary on Friday by eating (for the first time) at the famed Palisades Restaurant. It… Continue Reading →

Skadar Lake

Today our Montenegro group explored Skadar Lake outside of Podgorica. We hiked a little used trail outside of the small village Revica Crnojevica, discovering old stone walls in the surrounding forested mountains.

Montenegro necessity

A quick run around town before the trip this morning resulted in these treasures. Most importantly, the passport and banana chips.

Destination Durmitor

I just got permission from Jack Brauer to post one of his pictures of Zabljak with Mount Durmitor looming above. Jack is a mountain photographer based out of Colorado. You’ve got to visit his site and look at his stunning… Continue Reading →

Next stop: Montenegro – Help needed

On Monday, I’ll be flying out with four friends from our church to meet with a great friend who has moved to Montenegro. Part of former Yugoslavia, Montenegro voted for independence in 2006, and has since been envisioning and building… Continue Reading →

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