Category: Rudy’s Quest

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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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After the Last Night, by Mom

June 8th, 2014.  Two days after Rudy’s last night outside. Hi to the world, Thanks for the wonderful ride.  I never guessed it would be anything like this. Rudy and I feel like we are in shock. It’s over, but...

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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 3

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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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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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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Thank You, Mr. Garrison Keillor (A Note from Rudy’s Dad)

  Here we are in the basement of the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, eating catered dinner with the cast and crew from A Prairie Home Companion.  Garrison Keillor is asking Rudy about his quest to sleep outside for...

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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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