Sleeping On Snow

18 Apr 19
The Deckers on Deck

February is thought of as the month of love and Josh never disappoints. He gave me some beautiful roses and a delicious homemade surf and turf dinner. I had been trying to figure out some “love” themed photos for some of the advertising at work and I drew a heart on one of the trailers […]

18 Apr 19
MOMENTS of CHARITY

Chapter Five       For weeks Olivia had tried unsuccessfully to gather information about the father of the baby. Although she had never thought of her sister as irresponsible, she was beginning to wonder if Sam even knew who he was or…perhaps he was married.  Why else wouldn’t she say anything?  Bracing herself for the possibility […]

18 Apr 19
While Nicky's Napping

Published in  July, 2018 Let’s Leave This Place Well the sun is shining brightly this morning and the rain is now a distant memory of a long forgotten yesterday.  In our apartment, my little bundle of joy didn’t feel much like eating so much when he woke up, so I decided to pop him in […]

18 Apr 19
Aspen Pioneer

I am on spring break.  It’s actually quite nice to have a break from school, but I’ll be happy to put my nose back to the grindstone again for a few more weeks until school ends. I’ve been doing some baking (scones and pumpkin bread, to be precise), mostly so that I will have something […]

18 Apr 19
Adventures of a Puppy

From Walmart Monday morning, we headed immediately to Death Valley.  We drove through from the Southern end of the park (West of Shoshone) along Badwater Rd. We drove past the old Mill ruins, around several alluvial fans made of rock that has been carried down from higher up Dante’s Ridge above, and down to -282.2 […]

18 Apr 19
Six Wheels Down & Rolling

We have all heard people say it. You have to learn to take the bad with the good. But when the situation arises, it’s all bad and it can happen fast. So I decided to blog about our current situation as we are traveling North through Alabama. First of all, if you have ever traveled on I65 […]

18 Apr 19
The Adirondack Almanack

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do […]

18 Apr 19
Andy Yoga

I was listening to a podcast with Kyle Kingsbury from Onnit who was talking with Brian MacKenzie and Rob Wilson. They were talking about the Art of Breath. Wow, was I amazed. Breathwork, or pranayama in yoga, is something I embrace as a teacher of yoga. In every Rocket class, I approach pranayama from various […]

18 Apr 19
Kanti Burns, Poems, Book Reviews and more ...

I went searching for my muse and I found you – sleeping between freshly laundered sheets while wolves you took for dogs were howling in the dark beyond your safety zone. Iced rowanberries in the snow and strong white arms – your concentration in the library at Yuryatin – abandoned weeping on the coffin of […]

18 Apr 19
Vagabond Days

(This is Part II. Click here for Part I) We were camping at the base of Mount Fitz Roy, and we had a bit of a problem. Several weeks ago, two Brazilian climbers had gone missing on Fitz. Before we left, the Argentinian National Police asked everyone heading into the mountains to keep an eye […]

18 Apr 19
My PCT thru hike

Today marks my one month anniversary of being on trail. I’ve had a great time so far and only the relentless heat on a few days has done my head in. I’ve met great people and seen and done some awesome things. The views have been beautiful and not once have I considered quitting. I’m […]

18 Apr 19
OUR BIG ADVENTURE

Driving into New Mexico was like stepping into some old Western movie. One expected at any moment a shootout at the lone star saloon. Oh I guess that’s probably Texas but you get my drift. The terrain is very flat with not a lot growing. So you see lots of rocks and cactus and a […]

18 Apr 19
Cate Deibel’s Blog

Louis Thomas was a strange man. As anyone is, he was born a clean slate in Paris, France, not yet exposed to the troubles of the world. He had a rough childhood. His parents, both extreme drug addicts, were never there and didn’t care about the well being of their child. They would always disregard […]

18 Apr 19
Saying Nothing in Particular

Spring is really the best time to visit Reno Nevada.  The snow is just beginning to melt, meaning that the Truckee River is wild and dangerous and beautiful. Above is the RiverWalk, a popular place on a sunny day.  As you can see off in the distance, there’s still plenty of snow to melt on […]

18 Apr 19
A Glimmer of Happiness

Dakota Carter is not my father. Dakota Carter is not my biological father. Dominic Carter is my father. The world is spinning around me. Taylor is asleep on my chest. This usually calms me, but too many questions are on an endless loop. The smell of coffee drifts under the door. I carefully slide out […]

18 Apr 19
TheFilmsofBenC Planet

Ben & Ellen (semi-Benny & Joon inspired) The Number Ones (Ben & El, Beatles style, w/ Charlie & Lola) Abalanche (Nickelodeon characters pulling Ben & Ellen into party house atop mountain avalanche) Ben’s Paradise (trapped in art realm) No Reply (escape to woods, aka Nowhere Man) EBK (Ellen, Ben, & Kirby) EBK: Stuck in Hawaii […]

18 Apr 19
Kathleen's Cancer Cruise

The sun is shining and the birds are singing! Or There was snow just before Easter and the weather couldn’t make up it’s mind what it was going to do. Is that a rat at the bird feeder? I flip back and forth between the dark cloud and the silver lining. Mostly I’m a silver […]