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A Selfish Rant April 10, 2020 - This is a year in SoCal where we actually had a “March Miracle” snow run in our local mountains which is continuing as I write and due to government rules I cannot visit Snow Valley to ski! *cry face* I’m sure this is terrible for them, too, as so much money is seasonal. In addition, … Continue reading A Selfish Rant
Trip Report: Whitney Trail Trash Pickup July 6, 2019 - tl;dr; PICK UP YOUR TRASH – THIS INCLUDES YOUR TOILET PAPER and all the gear you bring with you when you hike. I took the opportunity to clean up trash with another volunteer and we went with a ranger Saturday morning. I did not acclimate, I have been only running recently, and I do not … Continue reading Trip Report: Whitney Trail Trash Pickup
Trip Report: 4 states in 3 days June 2, 2019 - I really thought I’d be farther along my quest to hike in all 50 US states by now. I awoke to a new year and realized I had only crossed off 12 states – at this rate I’d never finish! So, after a costly move to a weekend without thunderstorms, flooding, and tornado warnings, I … Continue reading Trip Report: 4 states in 3 days
Trip Report: Havasupai April 22, 2019 - First, a heartfelt thank you to the peoples of the Havasupai Tribe and village of Supai: they were gracious and friendly and provide way too much trash services (visitors do not pack out what they bring, sometimes just leaving trash at the stunning campsite – people can be the worst). Pack weight start (had to … Continue reading Trip Report: Havasupai
Trip report: the Sierra Mountains gave everything and took all I had. September 3, 2018 - tl;dr: Amazing area: many flowers, trees, peaks, rivers, rocks, lakes, bridges, vast vistas, lizards, butterflies, and critters with bonus snake and bear sightings. Trail varied from rocks to forest to lush, humid, mini-jungles. But mostly rocks. Nice, brief conversations with others. (-; Trail kicked my ass with heat and elevation lost/gain: pondering severe intake issues … Continue reading Trip report: the Sierra Mountains gave everything and took all I had.
I really lose faith in humanity every time I drive to work. September 12, 2017 - I started working for the man, instead of running my own home business, a few years ago. It’s just easier… except the drive. I have it easy, it’s within 13 miles to the office where the cubicle I was assigned sits in a corner far from windows (dead plants ensue). Still, even with minimal distance … Continue reading I really lose faith in humanity every time I drive to work.
Not that I had a lot of posts, but… July 25, 2017 - Well, I have zero time to maintain this website or to make regular posts. My punishment is that the site was hacked and my wonderfully worded (of course!) blog posts were all replaced with spam. Thanks for that, assholes! It’s kind of amazing to think about, but I am a professional web dev and I … Continue reading Not that I had a lot of posts, but…
A loss for words. January 11, 2017 - Look – I am with you. Politicians seem corrupt beyond comprehension. The choices seem limited. National elections seem pointless (not local, get out and learn and vote local, damnit!). Often, the choice of one US President over another is like choosing a lesser of two evils. BUT how on this green earth is Trump the … Continue reading A loss for words.
Fuck you WordPress Login Bots! February 17, 2016 - I don’t have time for this website. But you made me have to spend time to login just so I can stop the 10 emails I get daily about lockouts. I hate you.
Not identifying with ‘grumpy’ any longer September 4, 2015 - Sure, I am still pretty grumpy. I generally utter the words ‘I hate people’ about three times per day. But 2015 has been the year of travel; I have added a Canadian province and three US states to my ‘hiked in’ list, and this weekend I will add another US state and probably one more … Continue reading Not identifying with ‘grumpy’ any longer