Monthly Archives: July 2014

El Portal Reopens

It’s so nice to be back home and see blue skies in El Portal. I’m SO grateful for all the firefighters and law enforcement that have worked tirelessly to keep us and our homes safe. Advertisements

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I’m safe.

Not the best way to start a conversation, but that’s the bottom line and what’s most important. I’m safe. I’ve been on lots of climbing, hiking, and exploration adventures lately. It’s been a crazy July with lots of stories. But … Continue reading

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a thought for now…

Change your opinions, keep your principles; changes your leaves, keep intact your roots. -Victor Hugo  

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Intensity

It’s been an intense couple of weeks in my world. I thought – oh so mistakenly – that once the 150th anniversary was past things would calm down. So wrong. My days have been full of crises and travel, my … Continue reading

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celebrating independence

This weekend, I celebrated independence through a series of uncharacteristic activities. Besides the aforementioned Doctor Who marathon and intense reading sessions and river time, I went hiking on Sunday. But, fittingly, it was no normal experience. Perhaps I should propose … Continue reading

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River Meditations

Thanks, America, for an extra day off work this week to revel in my gratefulness for Yosemite. My mind, body, heart, and soul needed this day. I spent the day quietly vacillating between enjoying the river, reading The Alchemist, progressing on some art … Continue reading

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reminder to myself

Life is short. No, really think about it. And who’s to say just how short? Right now, I’m weighing things with that specific thought in mind. Yes, everything changes, every second. Yes, sometimes you have to be reasonable and responsible … Continue reading

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