Wiggle your way to Balance

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Every once in a while, I get really excited about getting in shape. I’m not sure if I’m the only person who is like this, but these moments of fleeting, fitness inspirations strike somewhat like a summer thunderstorm; you know those days when a seemingly, sunny, day suddenly transforms into a raging, energetic, tempest, only to resign […]


Why Chase?

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So you know when you’re reading textbooks, and they have those little boxes to the side with extraneous information? Say, you’re reading about the revolutionary war, and there’s a little box about Quilting in Colonial America? Or you’re reading about the landing on the moon and you find an aside telling you about Walter Cronkite? […]

October Walks

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So know how I as just posting about autumn walks, and how it was too early for me to actually go on an autumn walk because the leaves hadn’t really changed yet? Well, that is mostly true…however there are a few trees by a lake trail near by that change early October. Really pretty, golden […]

South Fork Walla Walla

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Earlier this month I took a day to wander along one of my more familiar trails. It is one of the closer ‘wilderness’ trails for me to get on, and so I like to get down there when I don’t have the option of going to Rainier for the weekend, or some other western-PNW trail. South […]


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July allowed for an adventure, which I’m beyond thankful for. My sister had a conference in Portland, and so we decided to head over to the Oregon coast for a last minute camping trip. As much as I love camping, it may be a shock to learn, that I’m not certain I’ve been camping since […]


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  I’ve known this was in the works since about January of this year, and had it on a sticky note on my desk; April 15th, Lunar eclipse. I know it’s a bit on the nerdy side, but as the kid who wanted to be Sally Ride when she grew up, it’s pretty much in […]


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I am on this journey. You might not know it to look at me, but truth is, I’ve been on this journey for quite a while. I’m a bit of a nomad in a way… or maybe more of a crazy scientist of life; sometimes I’m pretty sure about which way to go, and sometimes […]

Grove of the Patriarchs

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For the love of the forest: I love trails.  I love trees. I actually become slightly giddy about old, huge, trees. No, really, I do.  Last weekend, I got to see…nowhere close to my fill…but nonetheless, a fine collection of such beauties.  I headed over to Mount Rainier National Park, which turns out to be a […]

Bierstadt Lake

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Of all the mountains and all the places I enjoy the most, Rocky Mountain National Park remains top the list.  There is a long list of reasons why this is the case, but to name a few, the Rocky Mountains were my first introduction the  real mountains, and Rocky Mountain National Park is the place where I […]

Bateman Island & Yakima River Delta

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In an attempt to see more of the surrounding PNW, I’ve been scouting out interesting hiking areas.  I’ve definitely not found myself in want of good hiking trails, covering pretty much any outdoor topography I would like.  There’s the dessert, the valley, the mountains, the ocean… the only thing lacking really are the good deciduous forest […]