This summer I spent an inordinate amount of time behind a computer, and decidedly limited amounts of time outside, exercising, standing, doing anything beyond the screen. I did do some physical work on the cabin to transition it to a full-time rental property, but even that was limited. It wasn’t my plan, but somewhere around […]
The winds in Southern California are epic. You don’t hear about them outside of our region much because once you’ve lived here for any period of time it’s just a part of life. Like rain in the winter or sun in the Summer, and they come with a similar regularity. Offshore in the fall, bring […]
I had big plans for this summer. So many adventures. So many projects. So many goals.
Having an end-of-the-season birthday always makes the beginning of summer somewhat of a renewal time for my New Year’s resolutions. I was going to lose weight, exercise, write, have adventures and become the woman I imagine I can be in […]
When I was in my early twenties, I experienced a call to ministry. Believing that meant I needed to become a local church pastor, I took myself off to school and got a Master’s degree in Divinity. I fell in love, got engaged, and moved across the country to take a position as a pastor […]
I was 15 the first time I called 9-1-1.
I was working the counter during an evening shift at the local shotgun range. My slightly older co-worker was out “pulling”(pushing the button that releases the target) for the Wednesday night crew. These guys came every week and played this game where about 15 guys would stand […]
When was a kid, summers were a great time of adventures. School was out and time stretched before me. My mom was a teacher so she was off work and we often went on trips and adventures as a family. […]
When I first packed my bags and moved to the mountains, I had high hopes of how my life would change. I was going to become a svelte, beautiful, strong, athletic mountain woman. I was going to hike every weekend, and climb most weeknights. I was going to learn to mountain bike and scale ice […]
At the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, my life felt like everything was falling apart. My job was disintegrating, literally disappearing before my eyes while I still remained employed and I knew that any day I could (and probably would) be handed a pink slip. I was in the worst parts of my […]
Buying a new sleeping bag is a big deal.
Seeping bags last years (hopefully) and make up a major portion of your weight calculations when you’re backpacking. A good sleeping bag makes the difference between a night of rest and a sleepless night in the backcountry. Or when car camping.
The sleeping bags I’ve been camping with […]
Marker set back from the road,
wood scarred by time and weather
and careless people.
It is not dawn
nor the appointed time for starting.
Perhaps we should just do this another day
for it took a while to find the way here, several wrong turns.
An adventure in and of itself.
Neither an end, nor a beginning.
Now the trail is clearer,
easy to see […]