Pregnant with my first daughter, my future in-laws decided she wasn't theirs, and Future-ex decided he wasn't ready to be a father. I had to leave, hopped on a bus yet again, and set out across the country yet again. A nut rolling west, I ended up in California reluctantly staying with my mom, wondering … Continue reading The Gear: Which water filter? (Working ourselves into a job, but its not a job if you like it.)
First evening: One package boil-in-bag Lentil Dal served with One package boil-in-bag rice that included tiny cubes of vegetable-colored product. One fresh avocado sliced in half and served in the shell, to remind us we still live on Earth. I picked half a cup of blue huckleberries for dessert because I had nothing better to … Continue reading Bikepacking (Astronaut) meals we liked, Burnt Boot Creek.
Ozone, an invisible gas, precedes stealthily ahead of a thunderstorm, announcing a downpour’s arrival by settling down with an acrid odor, the ghost of rain landing first. The aroma is sharp and asphalty, as if pelting water has already stirred up dirt from the street, but the road is still confusingly dry. “Smells like rain,” … Continue reading Intro to a chapter of my book: the Ineffables
Love-hate relationships.... 20 years ago I loved the palm pilot because it could serve as memory device, somewhat of an equaliser for me to participate in the business world. It was even better when phones consolidated contacts on the phone, so I wouldn't have to access the number on one device and dial it into … Continue reading We got things done.
I was just writing my blog, when a phone call came in from Hawaii. I couldn't pick up until I saved my post, so missed it I called the number back. It went to voicemail, so I texted, "just missed your call, but your voicemail is full." The phone soon rang. "I'm returning your call," … Continue reading Word of the day: Who’s calling? Who knows
A week and a half after he met me, Rich proposed. He was telling his friends and family I was "the one." I said yes because he was quite literally the man of my dreams, offering the life that I thought I could only dream about. What I saw in his eyes inspired me to … Continue reading Word of the Day: Projection