• "‘I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this: There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of any unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.’"
  • I fell in love like falling asleep: littl...
sep 11 2014 ∞
jan 1 2015 +

An old New England saying is apropos to managing our solid waste today:

  • Use it up
  • Wear it out
  • Make it do
  • Or do without
apr 8 2013 ∞
jun 10 2013 +


  • boots (need a new pair. look for water proof with lots of ankle and arch support)
  • 3 pairs of padded socks (need to get NOT COTTON socks!)
  • 1 pair zip-to-shorts pants
  • 2 pair underwear
  • 2 t-shirts (self wicking preferable)
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 1 light weight jacket (that ugly fleece!)
  • 1 dri-duck duck skin rain suit (top and bottom)
  • 1 winter hat (for cold weather and sleeping)
  • LED head lamp (extra batteries)
  • 1 set of mittens or gloves (long on the wrist with short fingers)
  • head bug net

Optional: sunglasses, flip-flops as camp shoes Toiletries:

jun 6 2012 ∞
sep 8 2012 +
  • Keep your options open.
  • Money is like monure, it works best when spread around. It does no good when it's just piled in one spot.
  • Everything is always worse when you are tired and/or hungry. Take a nap, drink some tea, calm your mind and then hit the technical stuff.
  • Your emotions feel the most intense when you are young. Don't worry, as you get older, things will get easier to deal with.
  • Don't do anything you wouldn't want to be on the front page of the New York Times.
  • Do everything, Commit to Nothing
  • Don't say anything behind someones back you wouldn't say to their face.
  • Your brain is like a muscle, you have to use it ever day but it will get stronger and stronger. Just do a little bit everyday.
mar 5 2013 ∞
jan 1 2015 +
  • go to Vermont Law School
  • make my own dear skin mockasins
  • join a rock climbing gym
  • fly a helicopter
  • knit my own mittens
  • make my own balms & salves (garden-to-tin)
  • sail away
  • Paris with Thomas
  • weld art
  • have my own pottery studio
  • piano in my basement so the music fills the house
  • put my hair(which includes my flowing blond Viking beard) in elaborate braids
  • always be a healthy weight
dec 8 2012 ∞
jun 4 2014 +
  • Alex, Costa Rica
  • Ashley, AL
  • Aubree, Chicago
  • Chris, CO
  • Henry La, Taiwan
  • Kat, Boston
  • Liz, VA
  • Taylor, New Zealand
  • Thane, Worcester
  • Johnathan, Hoboken, NYC
  • Zach, GA
  • Alena, Nashville
  • Grace, CA
jan 29 2013 ∞
jun 4 2014 +
  • I've had cigarettes with the homeless and champagne with millionaires and learned something important from both.
  • Flee from evil and do good, seek peace and persue it. (Psalm 34:14)
  • In as much as it is possible, make peace with all men. -The Apostle Paul
  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought. -Buddah
  • Do or do not. There is no try. -Yoda
  • Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. -Tea Paper
  • It will all come out in the wash.
  • Climb Trees
  • So many of the worlds problems would be solved if only they took time to take a nap and have some snacks!
  • A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order ...
may 30 2012 ∞
aug 9 2016 +
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Anchor Man
  • Bernie
  • Bourne Identity
  • Confidential Lions
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus
  • Cuban Fury
  • Curious George
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Disturbia
  • Ever After
  • Fair Game
  • Finding a Friend for the End of the World
  • House of the Flying Daggers
  • Iron Jawed Angels
  • It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • Kicking and Screaming
  • Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
may 20 2012 ∞
aug 9 2016 +
  • Sheldon Island, CT ($5 per night per person, 2 week notice)
  • Cape Cod, MA (No fresh water, State Land, (website)


  • Nesowadnehunk, Baxter, MA (done before but worth doing a second)
  • NTP, Adirondacks, NY (25o miles, 2 weeks, Lean-to)
  • Top 10 Rated in the Nation
  • Acadia Nation Park
  • Crater of Diamonds State Park


NEXT TRIP: Cape Cod Rail Trail! -2 day, 22mi Bicycle Trip-

jun 11 2012 ∞
jan 30 2014 +