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On Solo Adventures….

“Setting off on a grand adventure is the only way to pause our restless mind and find peace.” ~ Dyana Carmella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwo9fxM1wFI She is a great story teller and creates beautiful videos while doing really hard things. I try to … Continue reading

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Packrafting classes!

I just signed up for two days of packrafting in Eagle River the last weekend of June. My shoulder will be strong enough to paddle by then, it must be.

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Brooks Camp!

I just scored what looked like the last reservation for Brooks Camp for June 16-17. Now to figure out all the other logistics!

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Feb 23: Needle for your thoughts?

It might not look like much, but it took a 45 minute MRI and another hour and a 1/2 at the doctor for them to tell me they don’t really know what’s wrong with this poor hand, but let’s shove … Continue reading

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Feb 22: Pain Beyond Frustration

It’s been over a month since my wrist started hurting and it’s much worse at this point. I spent most the the past two weekends in pain and most of this past one I was either at the edge of … Continue reading

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Post-surgery prep for backpacking trips

After my first backpacking adventure last summer where I carried way too much weight, got soaking wet, and had an experience that some would say would turn them off backpacking forever, I’m somehow determined to do a couple of trips … Continue reading

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“Grief is wild” – Motherland: Fort Salem

I never know what’s going to trigger an emotional response. Today I sat down for lunch and to indulge in a bit of tv and ended up sobbing for 30 minutes.

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Random musings of the day

I wanted to be a Zoologist when I grow up. Now that I am working from home due to COVID-19 I get to observe (albeit my own) animals during the day and feel like I have somewhat fulfilled my childhood … Continue reading

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A lack of justice

Yesterday we found out that the man who was sentenced to 10 years for the death of my daughter is already out in a half-way house and wanted to be released with an ankle monitor so for some sort of … Continue reading

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Feeling like my heart is breaking

I used to very rarely cry. Now I’m sitting at my desk balling my eyes out thinking about missing her since its Halloween and this was one of the holidays we used to really enjoy together, even when she was … Continue reading

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