Category: We’re All in this Together…

Exploring connections among people, and between people and nature.

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Operation Warm

Hey, all!  By the way, I know it says my mom wrote this post, but was actually me signed in with her account. Anyway, if any of are looking for a way to help out in the next two days...

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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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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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Becoming Bigger in Who We Are 1/30/14 (A Note from Rudy’s Dad)

You have responded to Rudy and his quest with awe-inspiring appreciation, good will, and outright love.  I want you to know that your responses are transforming our family in ways we had never imagined.   We are becoming bigger in...

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Habitat’s Ice House: A Work of Art 1/27/14

Hello again, everybody!  The Habitat for Humanity awareness event at Fitger’s was a success.  The turnout for the ice lantern contest was small, but we had fun.  A big shout out to everyone who came, including my friend Kal and...

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News Release: “Snore Outdoors” Teen Supports Charities 1/23/14

snoreoutdoors.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN. 23, 2014   ‘Snore outdoors’ teen supports charities 17-year-old will sleep outside for a year to help two groups   HERMANTOWN, Minn.—Rudy Hummel decided last June to challenge himself and see if he could sleep...

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