Entries from May 2008

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 26-May-1993

Date May 26, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/26/93 – Wed. I hiked with Srider all day [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 25-May-1993

Date May 25, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/25/93 – Tue. It was another long day, and [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 24-May-1993

Date May 24, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/24/93 – Mon. First time to miss any days [...]

Carson on a Roll

Date May 24, 2008

Last night was a late night on all fronts: Julie, Carson, and Alana were at the block party that Julie initiated/coordinated as a welcome/farewell/get-to-know-each-other event — diligently planned around the work and travel schedules of as many people as possible on the block, but overlooking… Benton’s first baseball games of the season — a double-header [...]

Soccer Season Ends

Date May 23, 2008

It was a season marked by some rain, some cold weather, and lots and lots of fun. On Saturday, May 17th, Carson finished up his soccer season with a really beautiful, albeit cool, May day. It was a busy day, but to really appreciate the day, you have to realize that Friday was Benton’s much-delayed [...]

Reprise: “So, Tim, what exactly is it you do again?”

Date May 22, 2008

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to be doing an hour-long interview this week on live radio. Well…live internet radio. But “live,” which meant sweaty palms, pacing back and forth, and an elevated pulse. For me. I survived the experience yesterday, and the on-demand archive of the show is now available. [...]

Then and Now: Bridge Building

Date May 21, 2008

Carson became interested in playing with the Zome building set last week. It is a collection of white connector balls that have specific shapes for corresponding sticks to poke into it. It makes for building great geometric shapes. He decided to make a bridge and insisted on having his picture taken. This reminded me of [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 20-May-1993

Date May 20, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/20/93 – Thur. Tonight, I am at Cold Spring [...]

Dressed like a Brother

Date May 20, 2008

Alana often entertains us with her choice of clothes, be it the sundress, snowboots, and mittens for the winter days or the snowpants over the pajama tops with a fleece when it is 80 degrees outside. We can usually count on her to surprise us. This week was no different. After getting her first outfit [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 19-Apr-1993

Date May 19, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 5/19/1993 – Wed. Alone at last! I only covered [...]