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Hibernating in the Yurt

Hiding from the weather in the yurt is a perfect excuse to look for drafts. The only possible justification for winter is snow, which we got for exactly one day so far. Instead we have this horrible gruel of cold … Continue reading

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Into the Vanscape

After a last sampling of the Fabulous Fruit of Braums before I left their stomping grounds, I finally escaped Texas! I washed my boots in a puddle to get the worst off before climbing into Junior and heading north! After … Continue reading

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The Serpentine and the Sweet Fruits of Abilene

Coming into Abilene I heard a Bad Noise I couldn’t ID from under the hood. A small pulley on the serpentine belt had broken off, and Junior’s torquey 3.0 liter turbo diesel ¬†gleefully shredded the belt in tiny strips that … Continue reading

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In Texas, Nature Hates You

Texas is not for wimps. Texas is hot, hostile, and merciless. There is beauty here, and that beauty hates you.

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Bringing Home the Cold

Summer is coming, and as much as I like to Get The Fuck Out of Texas once is starts over over 100 degress, I’m sure I’ll be here for at least a portion of it. I’m intending to add a … Continue reading

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Uh oh.

Mongolia never really gets hot. Because larger parts of it are desert, I assumed that Mongolia actually gets hot. But it looks like the average maximum temperature there is 65 degrees F. Normally my solution to this problem is to … Continue reading

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Flipside 2014: It Will Be Awesome Once I Get There

Although I’ve been going to Flipside since 2002, and have never failed to have a murderously killer time there each and every year, I’m never, ever excited before I go. There’s something about the burn prep process that puts me … Continue reading

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