The Pitfalls of Copy-and-Paste I fell victim to my own copy-and-paste transgressions this week. I'm not really surprised that it happened, but rather, that it took so long to happen. I'm working on a feature story about locally-owned bakeries for the upcoming spring/summer issue of our visitor magazine and have been reaching out primarily through … Continue reading [Name of Business]
Month: January 2020
I’m Putting My Faith in Technology
Remember how I hinted that I wanted a snowblower for Christmas last month? My parents did, because they generously got us one. We picked it up on an appropriately snowy Saturday a few weeks ago. Naturally, it hasn't snowed since. What it has done, in fact, has been warm. It was 56º on Tuesday. Fifty-six! In … Continue reading I’m Putting My Faith in Technology
Burn, Beetle, Burn!
What an interesting getaway we had this weekend. Tara and I decided to check out the annual Burning Beetle festival in Custer. Back in the 1980s and 90s, there was a mountain pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills that wiped out a lot of ponderosa pines. These epidemics occur about every 20 years and … Continue reading Burn, Beetle, Burn!
Apparently, there is a trend in which people choose a word of the year, one that is meant to represent how they envision their year unfolding. Everybody's word is unique; it should serve as a compass to guide you toward a personal goal. And apparently, this is nothing new; people have been choosing words of … Continue reading Leisure
Today's life lesson: do not take a sip of wine after eating a blue cheese-stuffed olive. This was a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc if you’re curious, but I’m pretty sure the variety of wine doesn’t matter. White, red, sparkling…fuggedaboutit. Pace yourself. Wait 10 minutes. ‘Cause life is short and that is one sip you’ll … Continue reading Being Taurus
During our recent trek across Nevada, we were fortunate to stumble upon an elusive Nevada Shoe tree (genus: Pinus Adidas). This rare species is characterized by clusters of hanging fruit measuring roughly one foot long. Their rubbery texture makes them inedible (some say the flavor is reminiscent of sole), but the fibrous laces are often … Continue reading Sole Survivor
I’ve always felt that pineapple is criminally underrated. Maybe this is because I was born in Hawaii. Pineapple is practically in my blood! Coconut, too. I’m like a living, breathing Pina Colada. So, it bothers me when pineapple gets a bad rap. This usually occurs in connection with pizza. People have very strong opinions about … Continue reading #TeamPineapple
Like an Eagle or Superman
Flying last week reminded me how much I hate flying. There's something about defying the laws of gravity that feels...I don't know, cocky, for lack of a better word. I'm no engineer, but I do understand the mechanics of flight. Lift and weight and thrust and drag. Pitch, roll, and yaw. Rudders and elevators and … Continue reading Like an Eagle or Superman