A Time to Celebrate: My 40 Year HS Reunion

This is a different kind of essay, and a very personal one. It was previously published on our class Facebook page. I’ll be posting about my time at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival soon. This past Saturday [November 10, 2018] was the 40th Reunion of Valencia High School’s Class of ’78. It was …

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Relationships Are More Important Than Adventure

Longtime readers of this blog may recognize the name, Maria Schur.  I had heard her interviewed on the Sprocket Podcast a couple of years ago, and we exchanged a couple of emails.  In 2017, we met in the Sprocket Podcast studio. Maria continues to be an inspiration, a muse, and a person I admire. Earlier this year, …

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Make Your Own GORP

GORP, more commonly called ‘trail mix,’ is a staple of backcountry enthusiasts everywhere. I love the stuff. I used to buy four-pound bags of Kirkland brand Trail Mix at Costco. “Used to” is the key phrase. But first, a little history of GORP. What does GORP stand for? According to Wiktionary (remember: the internet is …

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Back from Jordan and Israel (and why it’s taken me so long to write about it.)

It’s been almost a month since I've returned from my three-week trip to Jordan and Israel, and even longer since my last post. I knew there was going to be a gap in entries due to the trip, but I didn’t expect it to take me so long to post something after I made it …

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