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2018
4 Feb

Squamish Bucketlist (Feb 02, 2018) Once upon a recent time, I created a bucket list of things I wanted to do while living in Seattle. That list was an amazing tool to discover and experience a great amount of the[…]

22 Jan

In less than a week, I turn 30. So for the past few days I’ve been reflecting on my 20s. This has been a fun process, as I’ve attempted to recount the various “achievements” or milestones I’ve hit in the[…]

1 Jan

Resolutions Every year, no matter how cheesy it is, I stop and reflect on the year past, and build my new year’s resolutions. I find that despite the cliche of writing lists and hoping for self improvement, it’s the best[…]

2017
13 Jun

I wanted to write a poem on parenthood. I sent it to a friend in an email many years ago, He thought I hadn’t written it, but I had. It wasn’t finished, though. Couldn’t get the ending right. Kept trying and[…]

3 Jan

Each year, I look forward to New Year’s Resolutions. Yes, it’s a bit cliche. Yes it’s a bit overhyped. But I take the seasonal excuse to reflect on a year’s progress and set a year’s intention with lap of the[…]

2016
2 Dec

Our love doesn’t take the form of a heart. It’s more chair shaped. Sturdy. Even footed. Supportive. Helps someone stand to new heights. It’s where inspiration starts And a hard day’s work ends.   Our love is likely a wooden[…]

30 Aug

Holy guacamole. August was one of the most climbing-centric months I’ve ever lived. Between vacation, switching jobs, and a Colorado wedding, my life took me by the reigns and landing me in some of the most glorious climbing destinations ever[…]

12 Aug

I’m starting a new job next week. I feel what I always feel starting new jobs: excitement, un-ease, enthusiasm, anticipation, doubt, nervousness: “Am I going to like the people?” “Will I fit in within the culture?” “Will I like my job?” “Should I[…]

9 Aug

We decided to attempt the El Capitan route while perusing guidebook (amazing book, you should buy one) over a healthy meal of cauliflower fried rice and veggies. The book described the climb as 4-pitches of 5. 10+ OW, with a 3-hour approach. Chris[…]

9 Aug

The Start of the 10-Day Staycation I took 10 days off of work last week for a climbing vacation. At first it was meant to be 2 days in Washington Pass climbing with some girlfriends in the Mazama area, followed[…]