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Winning Team! Losing Team!

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Standing Center Court

I remember the very first time I saw intensity. Before the second month of my second summer at Avoda, I didn’t even know that intercamp tournaments existed. Then one morning, breakfast was interrupted by a Sound Off. Lee Kaiser came … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again: Zen ’11

Oh man, did this guy dive headfirst into camp mode this week. No better time than now to jumpstart the 2011 edition of the Summer of Zen! I smelled the approaching summer yesterday. I had just stepped outside through the … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … Continue reading

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Regrets

I haven’t thought about camp at all much since the summer ended. The morning after staff banquet, I woke up early, packed the last of my things, did a half-ass job cleaning the Men’s & Ladies’ Rooms, hung out with … Continue reading

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Be Back Soon

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. Post-Desert War hangover (figurative, not literal), Visiting Day, and second month campers are killers. But the Avoda Tournament is a week away (Crest is coming!) and Color War is just … Continue reading

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Return to Innocence

In less than two weeks, I’ll be returning to my favorite place in the world, Camp Avoda, where I’m still inexplicably employed. Officially, this will be my 12th summer at Avoda, but for the purpose of continuity, I choose to exclude the four lost summers I spent in Sharon and Madison, WI. So let’s cut our losses and call it a perfectly square 16 summers. I don’t know how I want to approach the camp experience through this blog, so I’m going to make it up as I go along. Continue reading

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