Monthly Archives: August 2014

recovery mode

One word: rollercoaster. One promise: stories developing. This is me recovering from an unexpectedly extended celebration weekend in the eastern Sierra on a girls’ road trip of climbing and dancing and mishaps and surprises and exhilaration and hangovers.

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Just like any other Sunday…

…which is to say, a day like no other ordinary day, of course. First, I went on a multi-pitch trad climb with my friend, Adam. Climbing is a relatively new activity in my world. It only took me nearly 4 years of living … Continue reading

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Yosemite & Beyond

Yosemite is a magical place. It holds a special place in my heart as the first place where I’ve really, really, really felt at home. Being in Yosemite has challenged me beyond belief – physically, professionally, emotionally, spiritually, personally. And … Continue reading

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon

I’m just back from two days out in the Sequoia/Kings Canyon NPs wilderness. It’s nice to be on a couch surrounded by field guides, journals, caffeine, and ice packs. Yeah, stories abound. I’d never been to either park before. It’s … Continue reading

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Life has taken a contemplative turn. Something about the overcast skies, the hope of rain, the surprisingly literary conversations and wordplay, the IPAs, the enveloping warmth of my residential haven. Thought processes have begun that could take me to the … Continue reading

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This showed up outside my house very recently. Quite appropriate…  

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