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rain on the mountain

I had spent another sleepless night in my thoughts and writing. Time has been confusing me so much lately that the transition from day to night and back to day has little meaning. 1,044 more words


Aspen Four Pass Loop

On Thursday, July 23rd, eight friends and I set off for the West’s most famous backpacking loop in the Maroon Bells Wilderness: The Aspen Four Pass Loop. 626 more words


a day in the life

There is no order for life. Let that be known.

Today began early and in a hotel. I slept two hours and woke next to a new friend, a momentary lover. 3,301 more words


Everybody Loves Dinosaurs

In the early 1980’s I was a nurse at Ramsey Medical Center. In college I had worked two jobs and went to school full time, so after I graduated and had only one job to go to, no studying and I was single, I thought I had too much time on my hands. 1,432 more words


And so three months have passed...

I’ve kept quiet.  This journey back to health seems to have silenced me rather abruptly.  Perhaps a part of me thought it would make dull reading, which underestimates my reading audience – I expect many of you runners have been injured and felt much of what I’ve felt in the process.  723 more words

Trail Running

Five Days at the Southernmost Point - Key West, FL

“This drive is a little long,” he said, as we passed the 7-mile bridge while driving down route ONE in the Florida Keys.  “Next time, we should just fly directly into Key West.”  We still had about an hour to go, and I partially agreed with him, but I was just too excited. 1,008 more words


Coastal Trail Adventure

Unlike the Pacific Crest Trail, there is not a unified Pacific Coast Trail. There is the Washington Coast Trail, the Oregon Coast Trail, and the California Coastal Trail, all in various stages of completion. 412 more words