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Tony Padegimas is, among many other things, a freelance writer based alternately in Phoenix, Arizona, or in his hammock strung up in some random spot in the national forest. His wife, two children, and two dogs join him on occasion on the trail but report mixed feelings about whether these endeavors are really worthwhile. The cats have no doubts: they prefer to remain at home in Phoenix. In addition to wanderings in the wilderness, he also chronicles sports, fitness, historical curiosities, technical theatre (which is also his day job), and the inside guts of buildings. His work has appeared in numerous local and regional magazines and a handful of national publications. This is his first book.