Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic

Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic watch

Continuing my quest for fewer but finer things, I received this Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic watch for my birthday this week. It’s a wonderful modern interpretation of a classic watch design that should be a perfect fit with my casual-outdoorsy-look. More »

Wise investment


I have incredibly annoyingly thick and wavy hair. Most of my life I have fought a losing battle with cow licks, hat hair, bed head, frizzies, etc. For Millenium New Year I decided to solve the problem by having my hair clipper cut short. After Anna Kate got over the initial shock she decided she liked my new low maintenance ‘do and offered to cut it for me. We bought a set of Wahl Senior Model 8500 professional clippers and a 1/4″ guard from our local Sally Beauty Supply. That was 12 years ago and Anna Kate just used them to cut my hair again this afternoon.

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Timberland Boot Company® Mudlark 3-Eye Boat Shoe


The older I get the more I find myself gravitating towards owning fewer but higher quality things. I’m also finding that the personal style that I’m most comfortable with is a kind of casual outdoorsy look – more of a modern interpretation of the classic L.L. Bean style than the Bear Grylls “I’m going to have to drink my own urine to survive” kind of stuff. So, when these Timberland Boot Company® Mudlark 3-Eye Boat Shoes arrived yesterday I knew I had found the perfect addition to my wardrobe. More »

New Tire Smell


As far as products go I consider the smell of new tires to be second only to the smell of new Apple electronics. So you can imagine my excitement when our recent relocation to the soon-to-be Great White North required that we purchase a new set of snow tires for Anna Kate’s Odyssey!

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On the trail of something good

Now that we live on the edge of Adirondack Park and in an area renowned for its trails and outdoor activities, I decided to convert my Marin Hamilton 29er back over to its trail riding set-up and check out some local trails. More »