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I Just back from a long awaited overnight kayak trip. I had meetings yesterday afternoon and again this morning, so I didn't really get to go far, but I got far enough.

Planning my July kayak trip, I have been worrying a bit that I might get a little bored, an entire month of kayaking every day, sleeping in the tent with no computer, internet, or NPR. The biggest worry though is that I would only have enough room to cary about a week's worth of books. I don't worry about that anymore. In fact, I can't wait. I just hope it will be a bit warmer as my kayak is rather small and I can't carry a whole lot of cold weather gear.

The greatest thing about it was that there are no "POSTED: Trespassers will be shot!" signs. In Sweden I'm allowed to camp a-n-y-w-h-e-r-e I want. (except that dang nature reserve)

photos from December in Michigan

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Interesting: (at least to me)

The True 'Johnny B. Goode' Dies (Fresh Air)

Legendary blues and rock pianist Johnnie Johnson died Wednesday in St. Louis. He was 80 years old. For more than 20 years, Johnson was Chuck Berry's pianist. He played on all of Berry's greatest hits, and he gained rock-and-roll immortality when Berry wrote the song "Johnny B. Goode" about him. (Originally aired July 31, 1991)