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Kathy A Handyside (earlymusicus) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeastern Michigan
About Me I'm getting back into backpacking after several years' hiatus. All my gear was circa 1979, so I've been gradually replacing it with lightweight new equipment. I will be retiring in 4 more years and then plan to do all the trails I've dreamed of doing. I also love xc-skiing and mt. biking. I plan to move to Oregon for retirement. Besides the outdoors, I love early and classical music;I play Baroque recorder and harpsichord. I'm a bookworm, I enjoy writing and quiet get-togethers with close friends.
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Re: Wildfires
Hi Travis - Yes, you're right. It's one thing to have a fire caused by lightning, but another thing to have it deliberately set or set because of human carelessness.

In Chaff » Wildfires
September 08, 7:25pm

Wildfires
The wildfires out west are heartbreaking. I can't believe how many there are and how big they are. They seem to be getting bigger and occurring more frequently. Sad to see so much devastation.

In Chaff » Wildfires
August 26, 2:50pm

Nuns on the Trail
"Sister Mary SmithandWesson" "Sister Mary SigSauer" "Sister Mary Bushmaster" "Sister Mary Glock" As Thom Sharpe sang, "They don't make n...

In Chaff » What to do when encountering nuns on the trail
July 31, 1:18am

Re: History of Polar Exploration
Sir Ernest Shackleton is my hero! I've read Alfred Lansing's "Endurance" so many times and each time am amazed anew at what those guys went through and the great leadership of Sha...

In Chaff » History of Polar Exploration
April 02, 10:00am

Re: Re: Re: Boys in the Wild
Thanks for the information, Greg. I appreciate it. It's good to know that there are some things for the girls, too, who want outdoor adventure. Too bad the center closed down. Are girl scouts a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
February 28, 7:05am

Re: Boys in the Wild
Do Girl Scouts ever do anything like this? When I was young, girl scouting seemed very boring - they never did anything adventurous and outdoorsy like the boys did, which is why I never joined. Hav...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
February 26, 12:02pm

Re: Newtown
Another thing is that we seem to have been fed the idea that every one of Life's sticky problems can be solved with a gun. We want instant solutions to our problems and some people think that u...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 26, 8:41pm

Re: Newtown-Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
I haven't changed my mind - the public does not need weapons that fire multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger. I think the root of the whole gun violence thing is we have been fed a bill ...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 26, 8:25pm

Re: Newtown...
I think we have been sold a bill of goods of fear; that we have been brainwashed by the gun manufacturers, distributors, and those who depend on the profit from guns, to think that there's an e...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 12, 8:50pm

Re: Newtown...
The second amendment was written at a time when the U.S. did not have a standing military and had to depend on armed citizens in case the U.S. needed to be defended. We have a standing military ...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 12, 8:43pm

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