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To All First Time Visitors

I've noticed a significant increase in the number of first time visitors in the past 30 days.

First & foremost: Welcome!

As a brief intro; I've been blogging since 1999. I have a degree in Earth & Environmental Science, and have twice taken the Susquehanna River to the #1 spot on American Rivers annual "Most Endangered" list; first in 2005 and again in 2011. I stopped counting when I hit the 2,000 mile mark paddling on the Susquehanna.

When it comes to my favorite river and the environmental challenges it continues to face, I've forgotten more than most of the newly-ordained "experts" out there. To that end, I've scaled back my public activism over the past few years out of sheer frustration at the (mostly) clueless cacophony coming from the new crop of wannabes seeking their 15 seconds of...whatever.

Unfortunately, I'm getting restless again.

Stay tuned.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The P/T Joy Ride is Over

My Physical Therapist was here at 9 a.m. yesterday, which is the earliest visit so far. On the agenda:  recalibrating my leg braces from 40 degrees to 70 degrees flexion. Zero degrees to 30 was easy, as was 30 to 40.
From 40 to 70?
All I will offer is that my quads above the knees feel like some huge rubber bands are about to snap every time I get beyond 60 degrees when doing partial squats...and negotiating the steps to our 2nd floor or basement are still out of the question, unless I want to go up and down in a butt-crawl position.
For the remainder of the day, this song kept reverberating through my mind.

Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
And you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
You can even play them easy.

I have two weeks of P/T before we go from 70 to 90 degrees.

Should be fun.

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