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Team Constant Vigilance or Confessions of an Adrenaline Junkie

When I was in junior high, my 7th grade algebra teacher Mr. Friedman formed what he called The Adventure Club (for which I drew a lot of cartoons and flyers and posterboards). It basically meant taking a bunch of 12-and-13-year-old kids on trips that often involved us shooting things at each other.

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The Weather Gods Hate Me

After a 10 month hiatus and a June so soggy it made it impossible to jump, I am back at the dropzone. The skies are blue, the sun is shining, there is nary a cloud in the sky… …and the winds are gusting over 18mph. Which means I cannot skydive. I must have angered the weather gods in a past life. There is no other explanation for this. They hate me. Grrrr.

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When Does Skydiving Season Begin Again?

Today in New York it is a beautiful and spring-like 65 degrees. And once the weather turns warm, my mind instantly turns to one question: When does skydiving season begin again? I know it’s bound to turn cold again soon and last year when Bear and I started to learn to jump, it was too tempestuous and cold to really, truly go continually until the end of May. Still…it is absolutely gorgeous outside and I […]

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