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Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking
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Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking

It’s “That Time of the Month,” gang — my monthly opportunity to share some of the great resources I’ve stumbled upon while working through the badges for the Big Scout Project. You know I’ve become something of a walker over the past year, and I just celebrated my 500-miles-in-one-year mark. So it seemed like a … Continue reading

Photo Essay #5: Lady Bird Lake, an Urban Oasis
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Photo Essay #5: Lady Bird Lake, an Urban Oasis

Along with my friend Adrienne and my dog Freida, I hoofed several hundred miles this past year around Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), in Austin, TX. The name’s a bit deceiving; it really doesn’t look like a lake. It looks more like a river that cuts from east to west and separates south Austin … Continue reading

Five Great Free Resources for Lifelong Learning
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Five Great Free Resources for Lifelong Learning

In the two+ years since the Big Scout Project launched, I’ve stumbled into an amazing array of really remarkable resources, tutorials, and online knowledge that go way beyond Wikipedia and YouTube. That’s why I’m launching a monthly series called “That Time of the Month.” Each month, I’ll share with you, dear readers, some pre-screened recommendations … Continue reading

Photo Essay #4: My Romantic Neighborhood
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Photo Essay #4: My Romantic Neighborhood

This is my street. Like all of the streets in this subdivision, the roads are wide but the homes are small. Even though there’s wide cultural diversity in this working class subdivision, the houses are quite homogenous. The name of this 1980′s subdivision is Buckingham Estates. Sounds pretty high brow, doesn’t it? Sounds like we … Continue reading