Why we camp

We camp because we work. Some of us camp as part of work. That was part of the grand idea behind TAXA. That, I thought, would be clever. It has not completely worked that way. That is what I was thinking this morning, reluctant to get out of bed. I also fealt guilty for not […]

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What is a word that means ‘rowdy order’, the good sort of mayhem? ¬†maybe it is just ‘life’ or simply ‘nature’….. We at TAXA are in the process of growing, moving to a larger and wonderful new facility and keeping production going all at once. It feels like mayhem but is in fact a rowdy […]

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Ucluelet BC = 50,¬†Anchor Bay, CA = 54 These are the last two places I have been swimming. Those are today’s temperatures but I don’t think they change much over the year’s course.         How do you feel about cold water? I like it. I am trying to teach my children to […]

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  When I was 3 or 4 I was attacked by a fish. I was terrified. I cried. I was camping with my family at a state park somewhere in Pennsylvania. I remember standing in a man made lake, far from shore, sun glinting on the waters. I probably was wearing a cool Speedo. Something […]

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[this series of posts will explore why we camp. it will start with why i camp, how i came to camp, why it is important. sometime i will tell you about the fish that bit my stomach when i was 3 – that is my very first camping memory and perhaps why JAWS was scary […]

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