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Bertram's Blog · 20h ago

Faux, Faux Backpacking Trek

It feels like forever since I’ve been on one of my faux backpacking trips, as I’ve been ca...
Bertram's Blog · 1d ago

You’ve Got This

In Pacific Crest Trail discussion forums, occasionally people mention their worries about doing the trail, such as “I just had an operation on my foot, and it hurts to walk. I feel as if I’m...
Bertram's Blog · 2d ago

The Nature of Dilemma

I walked out of dance class yesterday. I can’t even remember the last time I walked out of anything in anger. Now that I think about it, though, I wasn’t really angry. Just fed up. I’ve ment...
Bertram's Blog · 4d ago

Reclaiming “Can’t”

After my second dance class four or so years ago, I was chatting with a fellow student as ...
Bertram's Blog · 5d ago

We’ve Got Spunk

This was not just a girls’ night out, but a girls’ weekend away. A friend and I went to a town near the state line of Nevada. We ate, drank, gambled, and were merry. Well, as merry as two quiet women who imbibe tea, cranberry juice, and water can be....
Bertram's Blog · 6d ago

Having Fun Would be Fun

Lately, I seem to have problems getting along with people. It seems that I’ve gone from at...
Bertram's Blog · 1w ago

Still a Writer

My publisher sent me a message a while back asking that I continue to write. He said, “You’re a wonderful writer and you do no service to yourself, Literature or anyone by saying you’re not ...
Bertram's Blog · 1W ago

Una Tiers Interviews Madame ZeeZee

Interview by Una Tiers, author of LETTUCE READ WILLS, DOROTHY DAISY, NOT SAFE FOR THE BANK(ER), JUDGE vs NUTS, and DIE JUDGE DIE, available at http://amzn.to/1cOxMz6 I want to introduce you to my fellow writer, Pat Bertram. She has authored several b...
Bertram's Blog · 1W ago

Presenting . . . Me!

I attended a book club meeting yesterday evening. The women had read Madame ZeeZee’s Night...
Bertram's Blog · 1W ago

Weight Shaming

I’ve read a lot about ultra lightweight backpacking, and it makes sense — the less weight you have to carry, the easier it will be. Sounds good, right? But ultra lightweight gear is generally absurdly expensive, and in some cases, those who desire to...