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August 10, 2010
A set of expectations punishing to women - scaled.Chris writing at B and B late Dec 2009

New York Times writer David Leonhardt brought out the old whiny sigh on August 3 about how hard it is for women to get ahead in America. He opens with a terrible microcosm of the labor market or society: the Supreme Court. Golly gee, the last three women nominated to the high court were all single with no children. This should tell us something, he thinks.

"Men and women are not identical, of course," he writes. "Many more women take time off from work. Many more women work part time at...

July 23, 2010
What ignites the outdoor passion of the next generation? - Cover_AppalachiaSF10_11

In the new issue of Appalachia journal, published a few weeks ago—

Articles on children, adults, and motivation in the outdoors:

This Counts as a School Day: Why are some kids free to explore the wild, and others aren't? By Catherine Buni.

Suckled by the Wolf: A mother ponders the nature of wildness. By Kristen Laine.

Everyone Who Starts Will Finish: Warren Doyle's rules for long-distance group hikes. By Christine Woodside

A Death in Canada, 1896: How it transformed mountaineering. By Ron DArt.

Maps by Hand: The techniques of two...

July 16, 2010
Flooded swimming area - scaled.DSCF2461

Spring floods extend into deep summer at the large Army Corps of Engineers reservoir called Coralville Lake just north of Iowa City.

See the top of the gazebo, left hand side of this scene? Trails have water over low areas, too.

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