Archive for February, 2010

Kathy and I lost our 12 year-old greyhound, Leader, today after a bout with bone cancer. Leader was our first dog as a couple, and our first experience with retired racing greyhounds. He was a joyful, inquisitive soul who picked us out of a crowd of people in front of PetsMart one warm summer evening, leaning on my wife until she fell in love.  He was a kind older boy who made a friend of everyone he met, loyal and eager-to-please to the very end. We will always love you, Leader, and will smile as we imagine you running  free through endless fields and forests.

Leader Bailey, 7/12/1997 - 2/22/2010


7/12/1997 – 2/22/2010


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I want to get a quick post out this morning, and I have a pair of lengthier posts that I hope to knock out later in the week.

A good friend, mountain biking buddy, and colleague of mine with whom I attended college and forestry summer camp, has embarked on an awesome adventure- bicycling across the entire country, from San Diego, CA to Raleigh, NC.  Dwight and his friend Adam are riding between 40 and 100+ miles a day, seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in the country up close and personal, and meeting some interesting characters. If you’d like to follow their journey, as documented in photographs and narrative, have a visit over to their blog at http://adamanddwight.blogspot.com/ .

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