Yummy but what is it?

My neighbor saw the weather report last week and harvested her whole (large) garden all at once. It was panic city for her, but for me it was a boon — I got a huge amount of produce that she just couldn’t process, including about 1/3 of a paper grocery… Continue reading

True Adventure

For me a true adventure must be an extraordinary experience that shakes my world off its axis. There has to be an element of risk that come from the potential for real danger associated with venturing into the unknown and even unknowable. There has to be challenge, both physical and… Continue reading

Eve of chaos

So this afternoon I accidentally soaked my pack and everything in it.  Later I had problems with my cell phone and finally gave up in frustration (WHY does Apple have to make everything so complicated?  Please stop asking for my !@#$%! ID every time I want to do anything!).  Then… Continue reading

One week and counting!

It’s a grey winter morning, suitably dreary given my mood.  I’ve got a million details to deal with and there’s only a week left before we start our decent of the Grand Canyon.  I know I’m vastly unprepared to take on this tough a hike.  I know I’ve bitten off… Continue reading