Bear With Me

Hey, remember that longtime fear I've had about getting eaten by a bear? I knew I was right to worry. (If you don't click on the link, I listed a bunch of random facts about myself. #2 was, "I'm sort of afraid I'm going to be eaten by a bear one of these days."). Because that exact … Continue reading Bear With Me

The Forest is My Happy Place

This past weekend, Tara and I went hiking. Which seems to be a recurring theme in my life these days. I have gone hiking every weekend for the past month. Maybe in a past life I was Paul Bunyan, but in this one I have traded in my axe for hiking poles. I don't want to chop down trees; … Continue reading The Forest is My Happy Place

Ohanapecosh, By Gosh!

I have, in the past, lamented over the fact that technology is taking over the world. I've mentioned how I wish we could go back in time to those carefree days where a "smartphone" was considered one that had buttons to push rather than a rotary dial, and a "web domain" was simply the home … Continue reading Ohanapecosh, By Gosh!

Can You Call a City Beautiful?

You wouldn't think a city could be beautiful. Not in the conventional sense, anyway. Trees and mountains and lakes. Sunsets. The ocean. The smile on a baby's face. The glint in the eyes of lovers. Those things are beautiful. Concrete and steel? Different words come to mind. Manmade. Sterile. Linear. And yet, a city is like … Continue reading Can You Call a City Beautiful?