I learned today that a sore throat can be caused by sore throat muscles. Also, I can fit a laptop, 4 ears of corn, a jacket, and a case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in my trusty messenger bag.

Had a good weekend of paddling; the full report is up on the paddling blog (bottom right).

My grandmother passed away this weekend, 2 weeks after her triplet sister died. It's sad, but she had a good run, and died in the company of family. I'm headed back to MN for the wake and funeral this weekend.