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Somewhere Beautiful

2010 marked a huge shift in my life. It was the time of my quarter-life crisis. I started molding a new my perception of myself, redefined what my life experience could be, and made certain promises to myself. The first big … Continue reading

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the new go-to spot

Another weekend… another chance to embrace the diversity of my Yosemite experience. I’m now an adult literacy tutor with the local library. I can honestly say I’ve thrown an ax. And I found a new Sunday meditation spot. I’m also … Continue reading

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midnight snack and review

Okay, it’s not midnight. But it’s close enough and I am eating bunny grahams. :) And it’s finally cool enough in the evenings that I made hot tea to dunk them in. My exhaustion level is high yet not high … Continue reading

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eudemonia

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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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failure and redemption

A couple of weekends ago, I spent some time hiking and lounging in the high country with friends. There’s nothing like sitting around a campfire in the cold, clear night air of mid-July. And there’s nothing like exploring new and … Continue reading

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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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Waning June

There are two days left in this eternal month. With neither positive or negative judgment, I say it must be one of the longest of my life. It’s been so jam-packed, with no such thing as a spare moment, and … Continue reading

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back to lists

I love lists. And I haven’t written one in a while. So here are some random life updates in my favorite form. • I just got back from a solo overnight trip to Ostrander Lake. My first backpack of the … Continue reading

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Chilnualna Falls

My uncle was recently in town and we hiked the Chilnualna Falls trail in Wawona. The dayhiking map for Wawona says it’s a strenuous 8.2 miles roundtrip. I don’t agree. True that I have a very biased opinion since I … Continue reading

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