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Mike England
The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose from off the common,But lets the greater felon looseWho steals the common from the goose.—Anonymous Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
With the possible exception of road cyclists (see “Living with Lycra,” Summer 2009, and my subsequent stacks of hate mail), whitewater kayakers—and playboaters, most of all—are perhaps the most visibly flamboyant, linguistically challenged, and cognitively "distinct" group of outdoors-people in t Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Roadies are disgusting. No, I'm not talking about the too-cool stoner hippies who follow crappy jam-bands around and eat a balanced diet of Hong Kong acid and organic granola. I'm talking about a far more foul, offensive, and degenerative social misfit: Cyclists. Read more >>
Britta Caldwell
Every year, around October, maybe late September, the same things happen. I wake up in the dark, wondering if perhaps I accidentally awoke at 3 A.M. instead of 7 A.M. I have to wear a jacket, sometimes all day. I rustle through my ever-growing bin of hats. And I dread the coming months. Read more >>
Mike England
“There is nothing more practical in the end than the preservation of beauty.” —Teddy Roosevelt Read more >>
England, Mike
"We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages." -Teddy Roosevelt Read more >>
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