Author: Rudy Hummel

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The Aftermath

Well, it’s been a few weeks, and the aftermath is subsiding.  I became used to sleeping inside pretty quickly, but numerous little details keep cropping up and reminding me of everything.  For one, my cat visits my room now that...

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Final Night Out, First Night In

Wow…  What a unique and incredible journey.  I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.  Along the way, I had no second thoughts about what I was doing, but now I’m astonished at how far I’ve come.  I’ll have...

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Outside in Chicago: the Adventure Continues

  Last weekend, I spent some of the most interesting nights of my entire journey in the Chicago area.  To fully explain the story, I must go back to several months ago when my venerable old band director pulled me and...

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Snoreoutdoors Meets the Hawk Ridge Birdathon

Last weekend was the Hawk Ridge Birdathon, this weekend is a band trip, after that is a canoe trip and then that’s it!  June 6th and my year will be done!  I’m hoping that many will join in and sleep...

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News on my Challenge… And Yours

I have some news to share… 1)  I have only 37 days to go in my quest to sleep outside for a year!  It’s been a bit rough lately – harder than in the winter.  It is cold, wet and...

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Melting Out of our Winter Shells

Spring has finally decided to show its face here in Duluth.  Sure, there’s still a foot of snow on the ground, but it’s been in the sixties for two days now.  Everything’s all soggy, including my tent in the tree platform....

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That Fickle Weather: Moving in and Out

  Wow, has it been a crazy week!  April just loves being fickle here in Duluth. When I woke up on Tuesday all was well, but by the time I got to school, big, fat raindrops were slapping the pavement....

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Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful…And a Story

It’s been snowing for the past ten hours, and the streets are a mess.  You might be thinking, “Oh, you guys get snow all the time in Duluth.  It’s fine.”  But this is not our usual fluff.  This stuff is...

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A Prairie Home Companion

Well, yesterday was certainly an experience of a lifetime. It started several months ago, when my parents bought four tickets to see Garrison Keillor’s live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota.  A...

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Spring is Here… Sort of?

Happy first day of spring, everyone!  Spring: a time of growth and renewal, of puddles and flowers and green lawns!  Of course, here in Duluth, it’s been snowing all day and there are still giant drifts everywhere.  The sky is...

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