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2021-02-17: Happy 15th birthday to my best bud, Marjory ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿˆ

2021-02-09: Misty and muddy ๐Ÿ“ท February Photo Challenge

2021-02-08: Hope in the eyes of my sweet optimistic Peppy. ๐Ÿ“ท February Photo Challenge

2021-02-07: I was craving banana cream pie from Urth Caffรฉ, which is much too far of a drive now. This homemade โ€ฆ

2021-02-06: Missing this winter sport ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ“ท February Photo Challenge

2021-02-05: My sweet pets ๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ“ท February Photo Challenge

2021-02-04: Layers of mountains and haze ๐Ÿ“ท February Photo Challenge

2021-02-03: One bed is not enough for Peppy, the king of comfort ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ“ท Day 3 Photo Chall

2021-02-02: Daydreaming of sitting in cafe with my favorite morning beverage and some breakfast pie โ€ฆ

2021-02-01: Close up of Cherryโ€™s Famous Rugelah from my farmerโ€™s market. Theyโ€™re even tastier than they look! ๐Ÿ“ท โ€ฆ

2021-01-24: Our first snow day here in the high desert, and my first time getting snow at home since I left โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: Peppy being a good boy, Marjory snoozing on her heated bed ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ

2021-01-10: Another day, another desert landscape. Nice and quiet out there since the campgrounds are closed. โ€ฆ

2021-01-09: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin, the first book in the Inheritance โ€ฆ

2021-01-08: Goals Check In: "THE MOVE" - September, October, and November 2020 I am declaring these three months “THE MOVE” since we moved out of the old place in โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu. I enjoyed his other collection, The โ€ฆ

2021-01-03: More desert exploration this weekend. Loving the extra ground clearance on our new 4Runner. ๐Ÿ“ Mojave โ€ฆ

2020-12-21: Great Conjunction - December 21, 2020 ๐Ÿ“ Mojave Desert ๐Ÿ“ท Olympus E-M10 Mark II

2020-12-15: Desert stuff. ๐Ÿ“ Joshua Tree NP ๐Ÿ“ท Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

2020-12-15: Shop Local I took a day off of work to do some local gift shopping around my town. It was exhausting, but it โ€ฆ

2020-12-09: Did yoga ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ today after a 3 month hiatus and boy did it feel good!

2020-11-29: ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒน doing okay keeping the rose bushes that came with our house alive, considering I have no idea โ€ฆ

2020-11-28: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin

2020-11-28: Maybe our small Thanksgiving dinner was too reasonable. We already plowed through all leftovers โ€ฆ

2020-11-22: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

2020-11-22: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

2020-11-21: Today we set out to find what was over the saddle we could see while hiking last weekend. Expecting โ€ฆ

2020-11-21: My best buddy for 14 ½ years ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿˆ I love watching her soak up the sun every day after not โ€ฆ

2020-11-14: Nice walk with the pupper, found some public land with trails that allow dogs ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ“ Yucca Valley, โ€ฆ

2020-11-14: Since we moved into the new house, Iโ€™ve been sleeping really well for 8+ hours nearly every night. โ€ฆ

2020-11-09: News of progress on a vaccine and Bidenโ€™s COVID task force prepping for mass distribution gives me โ€ฆ

2020-11-08: Submitted my final assignment for my final course in the Predictive Analytics program from UC โ€ฆ

2020-11-07: Relief & gratitude are the words of the day ๐Ÿ’™

2020-11-02: Another sunny afternoon truce ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•

2020-10-27: Sunny afternoon truce ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•

2020-10-25: Moved into a house that is significantly larger and +1 garage space from our old apartment, and I โ€ฆ

2020-10-23: First hike in the new neighborhood! Trying to make the most of living next to a National Park ๐Ÿฅพ ๐Ÿ“ โ€ฆ

2020-10-22: Our movers come today to drop off our shipment, bringing to a close our 4-week time spent between a โ€ฆ

2020-10-22: Little shadow cat following me around this big empty house ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’•

2020-10-20: Finished reading Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson ๐Ÿ“š a fun YA novel

2020-10-15: We bought a house! Finally closed yesterday, bringing us one big step closer to being done moving.

2020-10-15: Finished reading Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert ๐Ÿ“š

2020-10-10: Finished reading Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie๐Ÿ“š my 37th book of this year and 21st Hugo Winner โ€ฆ

2020-10-03: Iโ€™m becoming a desert person ๐Ÿœ but this whole 4% humidity thing does not agree with me.

2020-10-02: Settled into a hotel until we close on our new house. The pets are making themselves right at home! โ€ฆ

2020-09-28: Finished reading Small Favor by Jim Butcher ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-25: Finished reading Normal People by Sally Rooney ๐Ÿ“š looking forward to watching the series on Hulu

2020-09-22: Finished reading The Stand by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-20: Goals Check In: August 2020 August was another challenging month with long work hours, poor balance, and the stress of an โ€ฆ

2020-09-17: Good to see blue skies again after being under the smoke plume ๐Ÿ’™ hoping other west coast folks get โ€ฆ

2020-09-17: Marjory is an expert in data visualization ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ“Š

2020-09-15: Peppy beach day ๐Ÿ“ Laguna Beach ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone SE

2020-09-14: Watched The Old Guard ๐ŸŽฅ on Netflix. Action isnโ€™t my favorite genre, but I enjoyed this one. I hope โ€ฆ

2020-09-11: Visited the USS Midway today. Many of the exhibits were closed. I enjoyed listening to the volunteer โ€ฆ

2020-09-11: Finished reading The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu ๐Ÿ“š book 2 of the Remembrance of Earth’s Past โ€ฆ

2020-08-29: Finished reading The Waste Lands by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š book three in The Dark Tower series

2020-08-18: Goals Check In: July 2020 July was a tough month for me. I worked +50% more than normal. The long work hours were disruptive โ€ฆ

2020-08-17: My Kindle Paperwhite 2 is starting to show its age. I want to get out of the Amazon ecosystem and โ€ฆ

2020-08-13: Watching Harry Potter and the Sorcererโ€™s Stone ๐ŸŽฅ reminiscing about midnight showings and wondering โ€ฆ

2020-08-10: Finished reading: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ๐Ÿ“š my 31st book of this year and 20th Hugo Winner โ€ฆ

2020-08-09: Feeling a bit more like myself after 6.4 miles in the Laguna Coast Wilderness. The ocean breeze was โ€ฆ

2020-08-09: Finished reading: Endymion by Dan Simmons ๐Ÿ“š I love this series and am glad I chose to go to the โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Work 9-6, school 6-9. Three meals in front of two computers. Tomorrow I will try again for โ€ฆ

2020-08-01: Happy International Clown Week! ๐ŸŽฅ Watching Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988).

2020-07-31: Goals Check In: June 2020 I am focusing on intentional living to better align how I spend my time and energy with my values. โ€ฆ

2020-07-29: None of my comet photos came out. However, it was good to get hands-on practice using the โ€ฆ

2020-07-29: Finished reading: The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) by Dan Simmons ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-29: Finished reading: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski PhD & โ€ฆ

2020-07-29: My cat isnโ€™t creeping me out at all this morning ๐Ÿ‘€

2020-07-28: ๐ŸŽฅ Palm Springs (2020) on Hulu was excellent.

2020-07-13: Peppy dropping some subtle hints that I should stop working and play with him๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ“ธ iPhone SE (2020)

2020-06-27: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, book three in the His Dark Materials series

2020-06-27: ๐ŸŽฅ Watched Just Mercy (2019), the true story of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson working to free โ€ฆ

2020-06-25: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang, a fantastic collection of short speculative โ€ฆ

2020-06-25: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

2020-06-25: Goals Check In: May 2020 I am focusing on intentional living to better align how I spend my time and energy with my values. โ€ฆ

2020-06-22: ๐Ÿ“ California โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท iPhone SE (2020)

2020-06-15: Just bought my first wetsuit, which feels like a Californian rite of passage (although Iโ€™ve been โ€ฆ

2020-06-13: Taking a week off from work to relax, read, and watch movies. Like usual, the first day is a mashup โ€ฆ

2020-06-13: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

2020-06-13: Wow. A Letter to the West Point Class of 2020, From Fellow Members of the Long Gray Line “Your โ€ฆ

2020-06-06: Trying to listen to a 23 hour audiobook with the husband in 7 days ๐Ÿ˜… while I also have two other โ€ฆ

2020-06-03: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin, book 3 in the Earthsea Cycle.

2020-05-30: My playful 14 year old kitten having a roll on the yoga mat ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿˆ

2020-05-30: Browsing my library holds on Libby and getting excited for the books Iโ€™m getting in the coming weeks โ€ฆ

2020-05-30: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Iโ€™m re-reading the series after watching my husband โ€ฆ

2020-05-28: Sleeping on the job ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’ค

2020-05-26: Weekend project: Ripping CDs to my computer like it’s 2006 and I just got my first iPod. This โ€ฆ

2020-05-15: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

2020-05-05: Goals Check In: April 2020 I am focusing on intentional living to better align how I spend my time and energy with my values. โ€ฆ

2020-05-05: Reflecting on Eight Weeks in Place Eight weeks have passed since we began our stay at home confinement. I signed up for two classes โ€ฆ

2020-05-03: I’m testing out Hemingway and Grammarly. Expect better sentences in the future!

2020-05-02: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Movies this past week: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) - fun story, characters, โ€ฆ

2020-05-02: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, the final book in The Broken Earth Trilogy. I โ€ฆ

2020-05-01: Exceeded the USDA’s “Liberal” grocery spending plan for two adults this month โ€ฆ

2020-04-28: Our move out to the high desert is delayed a few months which is giving me a lot of time to โ€ฆ

2020-04-27: Shelter in place day 50: I’m grateful for In-n-Out drive thru so we don’t have to make โ€ฆ

2020-04-26: All I want to do is read and daydream.

2020-04-23: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Fell asleep through Blade Runner: The Final Cut ๐Ÿ™ˆ

2020-04-23: I realized this morning that I have not been using an alarm. In the past 46 days, sunrise has โ€ฆ

2020-04-22: ๐Ÿ“บ Just finished watching McMillion$ on HBO (also on Hulu), what a story!

2020-04-20: Reflecting on Six Weeks in Place I am finding alternatives to procure groceries and supplies without stressful in-store visits. A โ€ฆ

2020-04-20: Goals Check In: March 2020 I have been focusing on intentional living in order to better align how I spend my time and energy โ€ฆ

2020-04-19: I love how some restaurants are selling basic groceries alongside their regular carryout menu. โ€ฆ

2020-04-18: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

2020-04-18: Caturday mood ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’ค

2020-04-18: Kind of obsessed with these Easter themed cookies made with dough from a local bakery. They’ve โ€ฆ

2020-04-14: This catloaf has taken to toasting herself in the small patch of afternoon sunlight we get in our โ€ฆ

2020-04-13: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre, my 17th book of 2020 and 18th Hugo winner.

2020-04-10: I’m doing Zero Hero + Power Up on the donation-based fitness site DAREBEE and realizing that โ€ฆ

2020-04-08: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Stay Sexy & Donโ€™t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

2020-04-06: Now is a great time to look at where you are not spending money while sheltering in place and stash โ€ฆ

2020-04-01: Playing ๐ŸŽฒ Throw Throw Burrito, watching ๐Ÿ“บ Dracula (2020), and daydreaming about grocery shopping โ€ฆ

2020-03-31: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Tonight’s movie: Idiocracy (2006)

2020-03-30: Forced myself to take the dog for a longer walk and do “Gentle Yoga” ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ on Down Dog. โ€ฆ

2020-03-29: ๐Ÿ“บ Caught up on Westworld this weekend, really enjoying the premise of this season!

2020-03-29: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Dead Beat by Jim Butcher, Book 7 of The Dresden Files.

2020-03-29: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris.

2020-03-26: Celebrating my birthday by sheltering in place and watching Earth Girls are Easy ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ

2020-03-25: ๐Ÿ• Happy one year Peppy-versary to our sweet energetic pup! Marjory is still unimpressed.

2020-03-25: Progress: Somewhat limited my news intake and spent “only” 45 minutes on Instagram โ€ฆ

2020-03-24: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin.

2020-03-24: Reframe โ€œI am stuck insideโ€ to โ€œI can finally focus on my home and myselfโ€… Approaching this โ€ฆ

2020-03-23: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Now watching: Tammy and the T-Rex (1994) ๐Ÿฆ–

2020-03-21: Looking forward to a long walk today, but for now we’re just relaxing ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ•

2020-03-20: Isolation Day 5: we polished off the vodka and played Nintendo ๐ŸŽฎ

2020-03-20: The Mindful Living Summit runs March 19-22 with daily sessions available free for 48 hours. โ€ฆ

2020-03-19: Are we sheltering in place? Day 4 Orange County effectively walked back their order yesterday, but we just received word from the โ€ฆ

2020-03-18: What do you call this? Day 3 Today is my third day at home practicing good social distancing, and the first full day since Orange โ€ฆ

2020-03-17: ๐Ÿ“บ In lockdown here in OC, watching The Ren and Stimpy Show and wondering why we were allowed to โ€ฆ

2020-03-12: Cut off around 5” of hair yesterday and it feels SO GOOD ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I always underestimate the โ€ฆ

2020-03-09: Goals Check In: February 2020 I have been focusing on intentional living in order to better align how I spend my time and energy โ€ฆ

2020-03-08: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin. Almost done with the Hainish โ€ฆ

2020-03-05: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.

2020-02-29: Sous vide duck breasts were a success. The fat rendered nicely and was used to fry the potatoes and โ€ฆ

2020-02-27: Wondering if cooking duck breast sous vide then searing in the pan renders the fat as well as just โ€ฆ

2020-02-24: What have I been up to the past few weeks? Studying, reading, celebrating my husband’s โ€ฆ

2020-02-18: Goals Check In: January 2020 This year I have been focusing on intentional living in order to better align how I spend my time โ€ฆ

2020-01-23: Hiked 6.7 miles on MLK day. Not the most exciting trail, no peak or other payoff. However, it was a โ€ฆ

2020-01-13: A beautiful winter day calls for a nice long hike. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ Aliso and Wood Canyons โ€ฆ

2020-01-10: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin. The firsth three novels of the Hainish โ€ฆ

2020-01-08: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, Book 6 of The Dresden Files. Find it at Indiebound, โ€ฆ

2020-01-04: ๐Ÿ“บ Watching in December/January: Rick and Morty, The Expanse, Lost in Space, and The Mandalorian.

2020-01-03: Goals Check In: December 2019 This year I have been focusing on intentional living. As part of this, I have been setting specific โ€ฆ

2019-12-29: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman. The second volume of The Book of Dust โ€ฆ

2019-12-29: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Death Masks by Jim Butcher, Book 5 of The Dresden Files. Gary and I are enjyoing โ€ฆ

2019-12-17: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert. I almost skipped this one because I โ€ฆ

2019-12-13: Gray day at the beach this weekend. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ San Clemente, California

2019-12-12: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Rocannon’s World by Ursula K. Le Guin, the first book in the Hainish Cycle. โ€ฆ

2019-12-09: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. โ€ฆ

2019-12-05: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin, the second book in the Earthsea cycle.

2019-12-02: Goals Check In: November 2019 This year I have been focusing on intentional living. As part of this, I have been setting specific โ€ฆ

2019-11-26: I’m an aspirational morning hiker, so morning hikes are perpetually “things I โ€ฆ

2019-11-25: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Summer Knight by Jim Butcher. My 7th book completed this month!

2019-11-24: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens โ€ฆ

2019-11-18: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New โ€ฆ

2019-11-17: Tonight on the cooling rack: chocolate protein muffins and my favorite granola. Even though fall is โ€ฆ

2019-11-17: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Becoming by Michelle Obama.

2019-11-14: ๐Ÿ“บย Watching in November: Watchmen, His Dark Materials, Catherine the Great, Bojack Horseman, The Man โ€ฆ

2019-11-11: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way by Tanja Hester. She โ€ฆ

2019-11-10: Goals Check In: October 2019 This year I have been focusing on intentional living. As part of this, I have been setting specific โ€ฆ

2019-11-10: We ran a race last weekend ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ I did not train nearly enough to run a respectable 10k and had to โ€ฆ

2019-11-10: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman. Book 25 of the year โ€ฆ

2019-11-04: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King. I picked up the โ€ฆ

2019-11-04: Technically this was Mr. Peppy’s second Halloween, but his first with us! He made a very cute โ€ฆ

2019-10-29: I synced photos to both OneDrive and Google Drive for long enough to have ~10,000 double photos. Do โ€ฆ

2019-10-24: Sadly my streak of never having heard Baby Shark came to an end last night.

2019-10-13: Mr. Peppy ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ Home

2019-10-11: The change in season ๐Ÿ has me looking at my sad 5-10 year old “fast fashion” sweaters โ€ฆ

2019-10-07: Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam. I was โ€ฆ

2019-10-07: ๐Ÿ“บ New season of Big Mouth came out on Netflix this weekend! Trying not to binge it too fast…

2019-09-30: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Grave Peril by Jim Butcher, book three in the Dresden Files. Really enjoying this โ€ฆ

2019-09-24: I’m super behind in my updates ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I have been to ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, โ€ฆ

2019-09-24: A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 โ€ฆ

2019-09-18: How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by โ€ฆ

2019-09-12: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. I decided to revisit the Earthsea โ€ฆ

2019-09-03: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) by โ€ฆ

2019-08-07: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Fool Moon by Jim Butcher, book 2 in The Dresden Files. The audiobook โ€ฆ

2019-08-01: Unsubscribing from catalog and promotional mailing lists is really satisfying, but does involve โ€ฆ

2019-07-23: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative โ€ฆ

2019-07-19: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Storm Front by Jim Butcher, book 1 in The Dresden Files. I needed โ€ฆ

2019-07-12: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, which discusses our โ€ฆ

2019-06-24: ๐Ÿณ Avocado toast with Trader Joe’s feta with Mediterranean herbs and medium soft steamed eggs โ€ฆ

2019-06-22: ๐ŸŽถ Freegal also has unlimited streaming and some pretty weird playlists like “Age Against The โ€ฆ

2019-06-22: ๐ŸŽถ I cancelled my Spotify subscription because $120/year seemed like too much. I’m trying free โ€ฆ

2019-06-21: ๐Ÿ“š Came across this TED Talk by Wendy Suzuki and it reminded me of her book, Healthy Brain, Happy โ€ฆ

2019-06-12: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell. The โ€ฆ

2019-06-05: I’m really enjoying the new season of Better Life Lab.

2019-06-02: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Definitely worth a re-read!

2019-05-30: I’m finding Rob Trek’s YouTube Tutorials on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II a โ€ฆ

2019-05-29: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal โ€ฆ

2019-05-27: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu Two of the stories is โ€ฆ

2019-05-10: 10% Happier by Dan Harris ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without โ€ฆ

2019-05-03: Factfulness by Hans Rosling ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why โ€ฆ

2019-04-22: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria โ€ฆ

2019-04-13: Coyote America by Dan Flores ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores. I loved โ€ฆ

2019-04-11: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin. Such a fun read, โ€ฆ

2019-03-26: Springtime in California ๐Ÿงก I ended up skipping the poppy superbloom, in part because the stories of large crowds of people โ€ฆ

2019-03-21: Desert bloom in Anza Borrego The Desert Lily doesn’t bloom every spring. It has a deep bulb that can remain dormant โ€ฆ

2019-03-17: Kids These Days by Malcolm Harris ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm โ€ฆ

2019-03-11: Utah ๐Ÿ—บ Beautiful day snowboarding in Park City, wrapping up an excellent weekend. It is such a treat to โ€ฆ

2019-02-26: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

2019-02-17: ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. I almost skipped this one (it was on my โ€ฆ

2019-02-16: The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. Mann ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling โ€ฆ

2019-01-17: In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honorรฉ ๐Ÿ“š Today I finished reading In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honorรฉ. You โ€ฆ

2018-10-29: ๐Ÿ—บ The desert moon did not disappoint. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ Joshua Tree, California

2018-07-29: ๐Ÿ—บ Weekend escape. It’s always good to see my friends Daniel and Tasaha at their beautiful โ€ฆ

2018-06-27: ๐Ÿ—บ Purling Brook Falls ๐Ÿ“ท Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II ๐Ÿ“ Springbrook National Park, Australia

2018-03-20: Chile ๐Ÿ—บ Los Torres. Day 1 of the W trek through Patagonia. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ Torres del Paine National โ€ฆ

2018-01-02: ๐Ÿ—บ My friends bought a house in Joshua Tree, and now this is basically their backyard. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung โ€ฆ

2017-06-25: United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ—บ The view from the 148th floor of the tallest building in the world! The At The Top observation โ€ฆ

2017-06-18: Nepal ๐Ÿ—บ Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda) ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ Pokhara, Nepal Views from my last hotel were โ€ฆ

2017-06-11: India ๐Ÿ—บ Beach day near Mangalore, India. Checking the Indian Ocean off my list. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ โ€ฆ

2017-05-23: Costa Rica ๐Ÿ—บ Chasing waterfalls ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S8 ๐Ÿ“ La Fortuna, Costa Rica We hit the resplendent quetzal โ€ฆ

2017-03-26: ๐Ÿ—บ Catalina adventure! ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S6 ๐Ÿ“ Avalon, California

2017-03-07: ๐Ÿ—บ This weekend's adventure took us back to the desert ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S6 ๐Ÿ“ Red Rock Canyon National โ€ฆ

2017-02-20: ๐Ÿ—บ Geeking out on a Twin Peaks locations. ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S6 ๐Ÿ“ North Bend, Washington

2016-12-31: ๐Ÿ—บ Final hike of 2016. I wasn't able to be as active as usual this year due to injury, but I enjoyed โ€ฆ

2016-08-27: ๐Ÿ—บ Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service! Here's Mount Rainier this morning before she โ€ฆ

2016-06-14: ๐Ÿ—บ The good life ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S6 ๐Ÿ“ Paris, France

2015-01-18: Eleven Range Overlook @ Sequoia NP ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S5 ๐Ÿ“ Sequoia National Park, California

2014-07-31: ๐Ÿ—บ Breathtaking views @ Poo Poo Point ๐Ÿ“ท Samsung Galaxy S5 ๐Ÿ“ West Tiger Mountain, Washington