9 Days of SHT ‘Part Two’

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 | No Comments
9 Days of SHT ‘Part Two’

‘Part Two’ (We’re picking up where we left off, our adventurer trekking not only through the northern wilderness but also his troubled past.  Ok not that troubled but it’s a little more dramatic that way.) Four years ago the first .2 miles tuckered my weak body out, but today I had eight in before lunch.  […]

9 Days of SHT ‘Part One’

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 | No Comments
9 Days of SHT ‘Part One’

  A Harrowing Tale of Walking   “So this is how it’s gonna be?!?”  I thought to myself.  I was no more than a few blocks from my starting point and had picked up what I thought was an auspicious find.  That unopened bottle of water in the gutter would wet my whistle for a […]

Bike Tour – Part 4 “Wet Washington”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 | No Comments
Bike Tour – Part 4 “Wet Washington”

Alternate Titles “Where Have All The Fungi Gone” “Is This Big Cedar?” Remember that awesome mushroom book I bought on Day Two of the trip? Yeah, after the night of infinite terror, I awoke to the chilly pitter patter of a slow drip in the tent.  We didn’t have a rainfly (to save weight, don’t judge) […]

Bike Tour – Part 3 “Washington In”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 | One Comment
Bike Tour – Part 3 “Washington In”

Alternate Titles “Washington is a Waste of Time” The two days that best described our time in Washington were the first day in, and the last day out.  Advice given to us by a former Highway 101 bike rider suggested, rather, explicitly said, that the Washington section of the tour was a “waste of time.” […]

Bike Tour – Part 2

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 | No Comments
Bike Tour – Part 2

A Canadian Start Talking about big ideas is easy.  I do that a lot.  Getting started is the tough part.  I began this bike tour slowly, attending an evening workshop on bike touring, researched gear, took a couple of longer bike rides.  Once out in Seattle I hit up an REI to purchase a few […]

Bike Tour – Part One

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 | One Comment
Bike Tour – Part One

How To Start An Adventure   So I ticked the box next to something on my bucket list recently.  An 1100 mile bike ride down the coast of the Pacific Ocean.  Now, far too long after completing it, I shall tell the tale.  In this, Part 1, I will tell you how I got to […]

Things You Can Do With Free Time

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | No Comments
Things You Can Do With Free Time

Deciding how to title this post was not easy.  I may have toyed with the idea of labeling my friends crazy.  It’s possible I tried to make you jealous, through bragging about my adventurous friends.  In the end however, I would rather inspire than negate. So let these adventures push you over the edge, out of your […]

Mille Lacs Kathio

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
Mille Lacs Kathio

Sometimes I will have a free day sneak up on me and I just won’t know what to do with it. They are rare and usually a surprise via cancellation or change-of-plans.  However, a few weeks ago, I found myself with a free day.  One that I knew of ahead of time.  Naturally I planned a mini-adventure. […]

My Little Garden

Posted by on May 24, 2012 | No Comments
My Little Garden

You hear that sound of hard, dry dirt on a steel shovel.  Try to imagine the feeling of black soil working its way under your fingertips.  Your hand gently spreads the earth over the precious seeds.   It will harbor them until they emerge from the darkness.  They will be safe, warm, and kept damp by […]

If You’re Not Sweating, You’re Doing It Wrong

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 | One Comment
If You’re Not Sweating, You’re Doing It Wrong

Whether that’s the official mantra or not, when participating in Zumba, those are the words I live by.  And believe me, the sweat comes easy enough.  With beats that would move the hips of even the most uncoordinated and shy, there won’t be any problem letting your cares slip away as your dance your way […]