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I’ve been away from internet

6/25/10 — I’ve been away from internet connections for a while, which in this day and age is unusual. (A good thing or a bad thing? Depends on your mood, I guess.) Spent Father’s Day weekend at Smith Rock State Park climbing with my strong daughters.

Tried my hand at the famous route Chain Reaction, rated 5.12c. Which, in case you aren’t familiar with the Yosemite rating system, is REALLY HARD!

I expected it to be a humbling experience, but not that humbling. Needless to say, I did not make it to the top. It will be a long-term project, like writing a novel.

In the meantime, I’m in Folly Beach, SC for a Birdseye family reunion. Factoring in the humidity, the heat index will reach 110 degrees this afternoon. A good time to stay indoors and write. I’ll get out later and enjoy the sunset over the dunes.