Monthly Archives: September 2013

Harsh writing advice

21 great pieces of writing advice. Continue reading

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Climber finds $330K worth of precious stones

A climber in France found $330,000 worth of precious stones! “Climber finds treasure trove off Mount Blanc”  

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China’s Wings Events in Seattle, 28 and 29 September 2013

Priceless opportunities to get your copy of China’s Wings signed by 100-year old Moon Chin Continue reading

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War by Sebastian Junger

[amazon asin=B0035II95C&template=thumbnail] [amazon asin=B0035II95C&text=War] by Sebastian Junger Riveting. I couldn’t put the damn thing down. Kept me awake into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Story of hardcore combat that follows an infantry platoon through its 15-month deployment to the … Continue reading

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First trip over the new Bay Bridge

On my way to get some small surf at Ocean Beach this morning, with the relic on the left.

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Piergorgio film

video made by Frenchmen Michel Bordet and David Autheman of their climb, All You Need is Love, on the West Face of Piergorgio in Patagonia in November of 1999. Jim Donini and I were there at the same time, making the first ascent of A Fine Piece on the West Pillar of Cerro Pollone, right next door, in the same good spell that got Michel and David to the end of their climb. Continue reading

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More photos of Esfahan, Iran

Another photo gallery of Esfahan, Iran. (Click on any of the pictures and you can scroll through with more detail.) Also, from Reuters: “Iran’s foreign ministry to lead nuclear talks with world powers”  

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DC-2 & DC-3 flying in formation

Great photo! The DC-2 is the last airworthy DC-2 in the world, and the recently-restored DC-3, wearing Pan Am colors, is an airplane that once flew for the China National Aviation Corporation–as CNAC No. 100. Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Damavand

Of all the mountains in the world I’ve been fool enough to climb, Iran’s Mount Damavand stands with Argentina’s Cerro Torre as the only two “offshore” mountains I’ve been fool enough to climb twice. Here are some pics of my second trip up the mountain. Continue reading

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