Category Archives: Hurricane Camp Stories

HCS (IV, v): Astro Versus The Ice

We woke late and got to it. Ryan had some errands to run, so I dodged to a chalet-style South Lake Tahoe coffee shop and got to it. The day passed uneventfully, except at 3:00 when it began to snow … Continue reading

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HCS (IV, iv): Guns, Coke, Tahoe

On the way back, Ryan and I started up another lackluster music tournament, but mostly just chatted. Helicopter walked up to the captain seats every once in awhile, but mostly maintained her usual position on the seats in the back. … Continue reading

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HCS (IV, 3): Thanksgiving On The Dock Of The Bay

IV- Tahoe (1) When we finally arrived at that circumference road that surrounds the entire lake, the green trees and beautiful surroundings had my spirits high. I smiled and kept the windows open, and even Helicopter jumped up to the … Continue reading

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HCS (IV, 2): Dally and Nevada

II- Colorado West of Lincoln, I-80 opens up into vast maize, white yellow gold on both sides. There are power lines, buildings here and there, and the wind is fierce and dangerous. I threw on a “This American Life” podcast, … Continue reading

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HCS (IV, 1): The Dark West

“There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night. And if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone” -Jerry Garcia                 … Continue reading

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HCS: Part IV, Cover Page

Part IV November 15th, 2006 — December 27th, 2006  I am no prophet—and here’s no great matter; I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 8): Seven Stories About The Fall of 2006

“Trouble, feels like every time I get back on my feet she come around and knock me down again.” -Ray LaMontagne Story 1: Niko Leaves Niko and the Boss were out very, very suddenly, and without fanfare or celebration. I … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 7): The Hot August In John Henry Beck Park

“Talkin’ bout a dream, try to make it real, you wake up in the night and the fear is so real.” -Bruce Springsteen There was a problem with the skid steer, John told me. What was the problem? Well, we … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 6): How To Chain Yourself To A Door, How To Wear Tyvek, and Other July Tutorials

“Until you say you don’t know, you won’t know until you begin.” -Van Halen The conference wasn’t a conference per se. When you think of a conference, what do you think? You probably think of some convention center next to … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 5): Welcome To Atlanta

“I pull up in the black Lotus, your plaques are bogus, so I stripped them off the wall waiting for my cue to corner pocket eight balls.” -Ludacris  My life was already defined by Hope VI in mid-June, but once … Continue reading

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