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Adventure was calling us this summer, and this time it meant spending two weeks living out of a van and intentionally wandering across every conceivable type of terrain California’s National Parks could throw our way every day, from morning till nightfall. I was attempting to prepare us for long stretches of our 1600+ mile journey where […]

Having adopted a recent fondness for vagabonding, we had only planned out three specific hikes for the trip. The first, a 14 mile trek through the Yosemite Valley, was not possible due to some logistical challenges – so we improvised an 8-mile round trip journey instead. The second, up Ryan Mountain [link to Greg’s post], […]

“…Turn around…” Searching for Rachel’s voice, I stopped several yards up the hill and looked back.  My gaze lifted to what was before us: A flaming red sun peaking through hazy blue-grey clouds that gave its flare an almost anamorphic quality as it split the sky. “…we have to hurry…” “We’ll make it.  Just keep going.” The plan […]

I have found, lately, that my head is so full of thoughts and ideas that I often have a hard time whittling it down to one concept. As I start to embrace my personality more fully, I find that one of the strengths that’s on fire right now is finding connection, often between things that wouldn’t […]

“For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?” ― Michael Pollan, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation “Hey Greg!” I peered over the bank of refrigerated foods at the sound of my name.  “Mark?” “Wow, what’s it been, […]