Entries from September 2008

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 18-Sep-1993

Date September 18, 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. 9/18/93 – Sat. Another long, tired, wet day. Low [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 17-Sep-1993

Date September 17, 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. 9/17/93 – Fri. Well, we have now finally made [...]

Side Benefit of Moving from Texas to Ohio — Less Hurricane Impact. Right?

Date September 16, 2008

I’m still not entirely clear on how Ike managed to hit the entire state of Ohio harder than it hit Austin, TX, but that’s apparently what happened. Granted, what we’ve had was nothing like what hit Beaumont, Galveston, Sour Lake, Crystal Beach, and the like. (On the Crystal Beach front, Ron took a look at [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 16-Sep-1993

Date September 16, 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. 9/16/93 – Thu. Some days are tough! Rock scrambling [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 15-Sep-1993

Date September 15, 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. 9/15/93 – Wed. I’ve got a lot to write [...]

Ah…Kids and the Technology at Their Fingertips These Days…

Date September 14, 2008

Our new laptop has a built-in webcam, which I was showing to Carson and my dad today. Carson (aka, “The Ham”) sent me off to make him some lunch while he recorded some improv comedy. The result:  

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 14-Sep-1993

Date September 14, 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. 9/14/93 – Tue. Exactly one year ago today I [...]

Carson and Soccer

Date September 13, 2008

Carson is playing soccer this fall and is having a blast. Running After the Action Fighting for the Ball (No. 7) With Baseball Teammate Jake (L) and Good Friend Jack (M)  “Duck! That kid kicks hard!“ Getting Back on Defense Slide-Kick — Carson’s Favorite Unfortunately, Slide-Kicks Mean You’re on the Ground…and You Can Get Kicked [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 13-Sep-1993

Date September 13, 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. 9/13/93 – Mon. Brief update: We stayed another full [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 10-Sep-1993

Date September 10, 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. 9/10/93 – Fri. Continuing on the Buck-Julie thing: they [...]