16 Apr 19
Dear Maia and Isaac

Dear Maia and Isaac, Today came the trip to White Sands National Monument. I don’t know why I had a dream about taking my dogs there last month. But, it was compelling enough that I looked at maps and started planning my route as soon as I woke up. The drive definitely became more of […]

16 Apr 19

Spring is in the air and this year that means we have a super bloom on our hands. It is stunning. Everything that is alive is in bloom and the desert is blanketed with fields of yellow and purple and green! We’ve been getting out to see some of the flowers, though the crowds at […]

15 Apr 19

For some time now, some of my on-line friends have advised me to provide a version of CassidySlangScam without the invective aimed at Cassidy and his supporters. In response to that advice, I am working on providing a glossary of the terms in Cassidy’s ludicrous book How The Irish Invented Slang with a short, simple […]

13 Apr 19

Now that our fantastic family trip is done and dusted, it’s time to turn my attention back to climbing; this is primarily a climbing blog anyway. More to the point, i have exciting climbing related news. Exorcising Lake Demons My last five posts related to our family holiday to the Lakes, which was awesome. One […]

06 Apr 19

If you rescue a pets, please rescue me also. If you purchase one, the profit goes to my and my sisters studies. Can you please purchase one mugs? your one purchase is not become my day, it’s become my life.

05 Apr 19
Tales from the Trail

Yuck!  Yuck!  Yuck!  I hated the sound of my phone alarm when it went off at 3:45 AM.  Of course I wasn’t asleep but I wanted to be.  I don’t think I slept more than an hour all night.  Our room has been cold every night but last night it was especially chilly.  When I […]

30 Mar 19
The Links Life

There are moments in the life of a golf writer—infrequent and ephemeral—where you ponder whether the day you are walking around in belongs to you.  They are times of confusion and joy, of disbelief and of validation for having chosen a life that is more grind than gratification.  Every once in a while, we get […]

29 Mar 19

They’re good video game dogs, Brent. By Cassidee Moser Much like in real life, dogs often serve an important purpose in video games. They help fight enemies, recover items, provide companionship, and add a small amount of levity that benefits even the most grimdark games out there. They span genres, appearing in everything from first-person […]

26 Mar 19
Mikayla Shoup

By Mikayla Shoup A steep slope, unstable snow and some sort of trigger is all it takes to bring a huge sea of snow crashing down a mountainside. Avalanches are not uncommon up in the mountains, and Arizona Snowbowl is preparing by training its first avalanche dog, or avy dog, a puppy named Ava. Ava is a […]

19 Mar 19

Hi guys! Happy Monday! Hopefully, you’ve had a super productive day so far to jumpstart your week! It was another busy housework day and I had some freelance writing work to do so I’m just now sitting down to blog for the day. How is it already the end of the day? It was just […]

18 Mar 19
That's All ...

There you are, ever the proud mom, standing beside the athletics track as you photograph the moment your son steps up onto the podium to receive his gold medal. You dab away the odd tear threatening to ruin your mascara. After all, it is a grand affair when a three-year old wins the egg and […]