joolee's forty

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Monthly Archives: March, 2012

africa by motorbike

by Hanli Bezuidenhout I was innocently sitting at home in a small town called Ellisras in the Limpopo province of South Africa when I received a phone call from a … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

pardon the pause

Looking for more stories from Joolee’s Forty? Didn’t find a new story today? (It’s true: we had a brief hiatus this week to accumulate material and give the web administrator and his lovely girlfriend (Joolee) time to prepare for their trip to Europe.)

Come back on Saturday, March 31 when we begin the final stretch to Joolee’s birthday with the final ten stories from some of the big names in Joolee’s world. That’s right, Joolee’s Forty is no longer accepting contributors (for now). But you’ve still got time to send Joolee a wish on the Wishes page before her birthday. Meanwhile enjoy the final ten!

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

an early morning call

by Bill Gregg Mine is a sordid tale of secrets and betrayal that took place nearly two decades ago (or what Joolee can now call “The halfway point”). It was … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

waste not want not

by Sharon Legenza If you’re reading the stories on this website, you already know about Joolee’s many wonderful qualities, including her generous nature, kind heart and adventurous spirit.  What you … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 7 Comments

Alaska haiku

by Carey Steele Toksook Bay, where the black berries rise on muddy tundra hills we run. {Joolee and I first met during a cross-country meet in Toksook Bay, discovering that … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

joolee is my pen pal

by Robin Walker Joolee is pen pal who always has interesting stories to share.  We met in 2002 for one marvelous stint of oh, maybe twenty four hours!  Joolee was … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

love to go a-wandering

by Sharon Lahr In 1995 Julie was working for Granite Angels (backpacking trips for women) and asked if I’d like to go on their trip to Nepal. Arriving in Kathmandu, … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

saltwater coffee in Prince William Sound

by Amanda Vestal It was my first year at MICA in 2009, Joolee was a lead guide and I was an intern. On one of our trips I was told … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Heater Action

by Annie Bole I hit the jackpot my freshman year at Shippensburg, when I was assigned a dorm room on a floor mostly comprised of upperclassmen, who welcomed us right … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 8 Comments

Vegas, baby!

by Jason Bowman Patchoulie guided her precious vehicle over the small mountain pass in Arizona, the wind whipping our hair as we soaked in the warm desert atmosphere.  As she … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

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March 2012

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Joolee has a lot of friends. We’ve got forty days. We’re looking for the forty most iconic tales and illuminating anecdotes to share with the whole lot. Got one? Know someone we overlooked? Suggest a story.

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