How to Screw Up an Easy Hike

Camping Shelter

Monday was the eighth anniversary of the hike on which Artificially Sweetened and I first met. I wanted to commemorate that event with an anniversary hike, but AS has been encumbered by a plethora of issues while this retired turkey can frequently find some free time. Accordingly, not wanting to let the event pass yet another year without a proper celebration, I decided to do a solo hike in the same wild area in which we had hiked eight years ago.

PSU Selects Woman to Head Athletics

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

“PSU Selects Woman to Head Athletics” was a big lead headline on the front page of Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This apparently pissed off enough people to warrant a post in  WTF? Of course it is remarkable that a woman was chosen to be the director of a major college athletic department. Have we lost all sensibility? […]