Resolving America’s Original Sin

As many of you know I was raised Catholic. There’s a thing, therein, called original sin. If you’re not familiar with that concept it’s the idea that there is one, first bad act, that has tainted everything that came after it. Whether you believe in talking snakes and magic apples …

Washington Democratic Caucuses 2016

This past Saturday the Washington State Democratic Caucuses took place. It was the second time that I participated in a caucus, the first time being in 2008 (I wasn’t living here yet in 2004). If you’ve only lived in states that have primaries then nothing has ever really prepared you …

Trip Report for Rampart Ridge

Where: Mount Rainier National Park When: Saturday, December 26, 2015 Stats: 4.85 miles round trip – 1,300 foot elevation gain For my last hike of 2015 I chose to visit the Longmire area of Mount Rainier National Park, and to do so with snowshoes. This was the third time in as many months (and …

Changes and Goals

The story of the ten years from 27 to 37 was based on the idea that each year older meant being that much less capable. I equated aging with always going downhill. I was going to be a little heavier. I was going to have a little more joint pain. …

There’s you

There’s a glance— a flitting fleeting caress of a look something sideways and silky smooth challenging and warm delivered out from under lashes so thick… there’s a glance. There’s a smile— a curving upward tilt of your lips a secret knowing laughing movement hinting at words unsaid thoughts unspoken containing …

Rhythm

Hearts beat as one. Bodies sway to the rhythm. Souls straining to touch. Eyes meet across the darkness. Music drives us on. Light sensuous shadows creates. Hands brush and flinch away. Leaves swirled by the storm. Sweep together break apart. Reaching out. Longing. Could this be the moment? Is it …

Trip Report for Johnson Ridge

Where: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest When: Friday, November 28, 2014 Stats: 4.0 miles round trip – 1,500 foot elevation gain I set out this morning for what I’ve been thinking of as my bonus hike. Having Black Friday off (a rare thing in retail!) I determined to get myself up early and head …

Trip Report for Duckabush River

Where: The Brothers Wilderness, Olympic NF When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Stats: 6.6 miles round trip – 2,300 foot elevation gain This is the first hike since Mount Zion back in March that I have done alone. Justin was to have joined me, but an injury to his foot forced him to back …