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Battle of Fort Washington

At the top of Inwood Hill in north Manhattan, situated right over the Hutson River sat Fort Cockhill (or Cox’s Hill, as General Washington called it.) Cockhill was the northernmost of a series of outposts and forts that were constructed on Manhattan Island (then known as York Island) […]

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Revolution in Manhattan

When you think of Manhattan, you might think of the bright lights of Times Square or the solemnity of the 9/11 Memorial, the crush and bustle of the Metro subway or the glorious promise of Lady Liberty. You probably don’t think about hiking and soaking in Revolutionary War […]

How to see more when you hike

Famous baseball player and coach, Yogi Berra, said, “You can see a lot just by observing!” Like most of his Yogi-isms, this applies to a lot of life besides just baseball. Take hiking, for instance. It is easy to get into a sort of fugue state while you […]

One Strange Rock

In all of history, there have only been five perfect nature documentaries. This… is the sixth! Seriously, though, One Strange Rock only took about half an episode to become my all-time favorite. It is narrated by Will Smith and it is the story of these American Astronauts who […]

10 animals you have to see!

The World Wildlife Foundation (you know, the panda people) did a survey and put together a bucket list of the top ten species that you have just got to see sometime in your life. Their criteria for animals to include were: Seeing it has to make your bottom […]

Keto King Cake

Diet is culturally dictated to a large degree, and in south Mississippi and throughout Louisiana, the culture dictates that you eat King Cake during Mardi Gras leading up to the Lenten season! Unfortunately, we’d gone keto some months earlier and we were starting to make some real progress […]