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I probably had it coming.

March 25, 2006
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One of our truck drivers put me in my place this morning. I had it coming. He used some gentle, intelligent humor to skewer me good after I inadvertently raised his hackles. I wanted to shadow our crew as they worked their normal tasks, thinking that my observations would be good for my education....
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If you can’t run with the big dogs…

March 23, 2006
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There is truth in the old saying, “If you can’t run with the big dogs stay on the porch.” Recently, there have been a couple of occasions when I’ve had to swallow my pride and curl up on the porch while the big dogs ran with the pack.” Yesterday, as we prepared to leave...
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Setting up our first camp in Nakai.

March 18, 2006
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Right now I’ve got two workers (the guards for the camp) up in trees trimming branches that are rubbing against the tents pitched below. I’m hoping that neither falls and breaks an arm or a leg. I was insistent that the younger of the two, who looked more spry, climb up the tree and...
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