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I like the word “gumption” because it’s so homely and so forlorn and so out of style it looks as if it needs a friend and isn’t likely to reject anyone who comes along.

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Bay Area native. Avid mountain biker & skier. Passionate about writing.

Four years ago, I was determined to race on the U.S. Downhill Mountain Bike team for a second time. Riding weekly minimum 150-miles of training and racing as a mountain bike community ambassador on the Loeka gravity girls team allowed me to repeatedly convinced myself I was on the right path. 212 more words


The Illusion of Control - Or Being a Superhero

So, lately in my life there have been some extra challenges.

They’re not the┬álife and death kind, thank goodness. I and the people I love are healthy and (mostly) secure. 915 more words