Why Our Gear Represents Our Personality

Looking back, it makes sense that I found the jacket the day after college. I had just gotten my psychology degree and was ready to try and figure people out. Myself, for starters. The jacket was hanging in our living-room closet: a high-end red North Face coat, lined on the inside, with Gore-Tex on the … Continue reading Why Our Gear Represents Our Personality

Anchored, But Never Tied Down

When my boyfriend gave me my personal anchor system, it came in a series of Christmas gifts wrapped in newspapers, positioned so a photo filled one side of the box, with humorous thoughts and proclamations written over the heads of the people depicted. On the box with the PAS inside, a grinning woman in aviators … Continue reading Anchored, But Never Tied Down

Monsoonal

It’s a strange and wonderful thing when the first few trickles of (hopefully) imminent monsoon season (like mountains, seemingly predictable weather patterns are well capable of displaying false summits) hit generally fairly parched Gila Country. That joyful cli- matic circumstance is exacerbated by the fact that those first welcome splats of precipita- tion follow what … Continue reading Monsoonal

Gear Mania Comes Home to Roost

Illustrations by Keith Svihovec Two years ago, just before Mountain Gazette senior correspondent B. Frank and I embarked upon a two-week pack-shlepping trip to Mexico’s rugged Copper Canyon, I did something I had not done in almost 20 years: I bought a whole slew of new backpacking gear, most of which I test drove on … Continue reading Gear Mania Comes Home to Roost

Hot Air

My buddy Pedro winked in my direction, smirked a mierda-eating grin and nodded his noggin Bobblehead-on-speed-style when I en- tered the Burro Borracho Cantina and Lucha Libre Emporium. “Well, I did it,” he said almost smugly as I approached. Despite every pre-purchase protestation I could muster, Pedro had just spent 242 hard-earned dollars for what … Continue reading Hot Air

The Lids outlook is different however as primarily a gross margin recovery opportunity

Comp sales will be flat to down as we anniversary the promotional sales from last year. Lids also faces headwinds against sales pickups from favorable NHL, NBA and MLB seasons in fiscal ’16.. The Panthers dominated the game on both sides of the ball. In Q1 the CAR offense had the ONLY Wholesale Cheap Soccer … Continue reading The Lids outlook is different however as primarily a gross margin recovery opportunity

Penney with an emphasis on already published materials

Penney has the mid term potential to go bankrupt and there are many more who believe the company has effectively exonerated its years of underperformance through the implementation of many initiatives as well as the continuation of historic business operations. Penney. The Packers are selling 250,000 shares to help finance $130 million in renovations to … Continue reading Penney with an emphasis on already published materials