Monthly Archives: October 2014

Alone on The Red

“Little by little, the time goes. Little by little, the days pass by. Little by little, the air clears.”-Robert Plant Wednesday, October 22nd I felt even better than yesterday.  My spirits improved when I found the local mini-mart.  I  lined …

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“Take your time…don’t live too fast.  Troubles will come and they will pass.”-Lynyrd Skynyrd Saturday, October 18th As has been customary during the voyage, I shook off the “missing friend” blues and paddled on. My focus was to canoe 25 …

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Knack-A-Dish with Weller

“You can quit if you want, and no one will care. But you will know for the rest of your life.” Ironman co-founder John Collins Tuesday, October 14th Vicki and I stayed at Howard and Linda’s and had an nice …

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4 days off

Friday, October 10th-Monday, October 13th I think I picked the perfect time for a 4 day break. It rained all weekend. Hard. On Friday, Howard (my new bff), suggested going through all my equipment, doing laundry and cleaning my boat.  …

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Q&A With Keith

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3 Days on “The Red”

“Gunter glieben glauchen globen. All right. I’ve got something to say.”-Def Leppard Tuesday, October 7th Today was fun. In fact, as my friend Brian Fleming says, “I had a blast.”  I think this is in large part due to the fact …

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Goodbye Mississippi River, Hello Red River

“Louisiana is a fresh-air mental asylum.”-James Lee Burke Saturday, October 4th A glorious afternoon, a sun splashed Mississippi River and a northwest wind.  I started early and canoed to Natchez, MS, a distance of 50+ miles.  In all likelihood, this …

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Vicksburg, MS

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.”-Mark Twain I’ve learned more than I could have imagined on this trip.   …

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Out of Rosedale (Part 2)

“If you come down to the river, bet you gonna find some people who live. You don’t have to worry cause you have no money, people on the river are happy to give.  Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river”-CCR  (You …

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Into Rosedale, MS (Part 1)

“Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side, going down to Rosedale take my rider by my side, you can still barrel house baby, on the riverside”-Robert Johnson Tuesday, September 23rd It was nice to awake in a …

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