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Camp Meeker Beat by Tom Austin

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Nov 23, 2017

Christmas already? Where did the time go? Never fear – you’ve got a few weeks to get it all done. So get you some hot cocoa, curl up under a blanket by the stove and plan your shopping. If you’re really lucky, there’s a nice rain coming down while you read this.


Oct 23, 2017

I write these words on the 15th of October. As I write this, the Tubbs Fire is 60% contained. I tell you this because I know that anything I write now could be overtaken by events. I am cautiously optimistic, as you were on the 15th, that the worst was over.

Sep 27, 2017

October! Falling leaves! Rain! Gran Fondo! That’s right! If this issue hits the stands in time, you might be reading this during the Gran Fondo, as you wait until 10:30 for Bohemian Highway to be reopened to vehicular traffic.

Aug 31, 2017

Hey! Labor Day! Time to pack in one more epic summer blowout party! Stock up the cooler with some brews and brats, slather one last round of sunscreen and find a suitable body of water to polish off one last Grisham novel (or other suitable glossy airport paperback). Summer is a beautiful thing, and this one is saying goodbye.

Jul 30, 2017

The dog days. That’s where we are. Get your dog and spend the day at the beach. That’s my kind of dog day. This month’s column is chock full of Camp Meekery goodness.

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