Category: Random Rants

January 4, 2021

Guessing Ford won’t run with my five-star review of the great team at Lebanon Ford… Owning a Ford diesel truck is like having an incurable, debilitating, congenital disease — you learn to live with it and to accept the severe limitations it puts on your life. And you come to depend on the care of…

April 25, 2015

Ellen Dougthy-Hume (USA) on Sir Oberon struggles mightily but recovers as she negotiates the fourth jump of the cross country element at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in wet, treacherous conditions.

April 19, 2015

Checking One Off the Bucket List In 2013 Trail Runner Magazine declared it one of “10 Trails That Should Be on Every Bucket List.” National Geographic has listed is as one of the world’s “Best Classic Trails,” and Outside Magazine has called it one of the world’s “20 Most Dangerous Hikes.” It may be all that. But the…

March 26, 2015

A couple of days of 50 degree weather, and the glacier across New England is finally starting to recede. Out pops fire hydrants, mail boxes, beer cans, dog turds, withered perennials and other vestiges of last fall. With any luck, this warm spell will continue to work its magic, and soon the Connecticut River will thaw as well.…

March 11, 2015

Dartmouth College is all ivy and copper roofs, red brick and classy tradition. And then there’s… Leverone Field House. The official Dartmouth write-up states: Leverone Field House was designed by Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi, whose distinctive sports palaces for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome earned him the laudatory title, “Poet in Concrete.” Yeah. Poetry…

February 6, 2015

There’s a wicked cold snap across Northern New England these days, with -22F predicted for tonight. All the same, the Dartmouth College Winter Carnival is well under way, and this year the venerable ice sculpture contest is making a comeback. These two guys were among the many students working on spectacular works of art outside Collis…

January 29, 2015

It never got much above 15F (-9C) in Hanover, New Hampshire today, and it was significantly colder with the windchill taken into account. End of January, depth of winter. All the same, the Dartmouth College Women’s Lacrosse team — led by freshly appointed Captain, #17, Frances Bird — were out on the Chase Astroturf Field…

January 19, 2015

Even on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the residents of Dartmouth fraternities like Sigma Alpha Epsilon apparently stick to doing what they do best.

December 27, 2014

Thanks to the many editors and communications pros that hired me as a photographer, I was privileged to cover some amazing people this year: Madeline Albright, the Former US Secretary of State, who visited Dartmouth in the spring as a guest of her former State Department Colleague Dan Benjamin at the Dickey Center for International…

December 21, 2014

My running buddy, best friend, and self-taught therapy dog turns seven today. Even in my wildest dreams I don’t think I could have imagined that she would be such a loyal and devoted companion — be it for an epic run on the Appalachian Trial, or simply a quick drive to the store. Her teeth…