| May 23, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Army veteran Zach Day is taking a hike for a cause. He's taking on the Appalachian Trail, one of the toughest hiking trails in the world.
Day served in Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2011 to July 2012. He said he met many fellow servicemen and...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Matt Long is 46 now, a few years older than when he triumphantly ran the New York City Marathon in 2008, finishing in 7 hours, 21 minutes.
And he's a few years older than he was after finishing his triumphant 2009 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon in 16...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:19 PM
The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club publishes the HISIERRAN six times a year. Karen Friedrichs, a retired elementary school teacher from San Diego, was featured in the May/June issue of the HISIERRAN. She was introduced to me by my friend Jean.
| May 31, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Ted Alexander, chief historian at the Antietam National Battlefield, will talk about his book, “The Battle of Antietam: the Bloodiest Day” Thursday, June 7, at Sharpsburg Public Library. Ted will sign copies of his book, available for purchase...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Q: For many years I used Route 248 northbound through the Lehigh Gap near Palmerton, and often fallen rocks from the eastern slope would be strewn on the roadway in the cantilevered section. I hadn't driven that section for many months until recently,...
| Aug 15, 2012
BETHEL, Maine — You know you've found a worthy fall colors spot when you plan to go far in a day but don't go far at all.
On my first day in the mountains of western Maine last October, I planned to hit three stops — three places to soak in...
| Jan 19, 2013
At long last, we know what we thought we knew is true.
Lance Armstrong did it. The disgraced cycling icon came clean to Oprah about being filthy.
We now know, for certain, that he juiced and doped largely throughout his record run of seven Tour de...
| Jan 20, 2013
The $50 billion Sandy relief package to aid people and communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut devastated by the super storm finally passed the House last week.
All told, 179 Republicans voted against it. The only Democrat to vote no was...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- I think I've figured it out. Republicans must be staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security.
That's the only possible explanation for some of the weirdness we're seeing and hearing from the...
| Dec 31, 2012
In last week's column, I shared four books that took me on virtual trips across the ocean. Today's column explores four domestic locales, places I visited in 2012 courtesy of the printed word.
When she was 22, former waitress and novice backpacker...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
It's not like there weren't big things going on in politics this past week, what with the fiscal cliff looming and the state deficit seemingly growing by the minute. Oh, and tea party honcho Jim DeMint leaving the Senate.
But sometimes a story that falls...