Yearly Archives: 2013

Sabbatical Sites Round-Up

For weeks I’ve been planning to write about some of the amazing places I’ve visited, but then my fingers seems to keep missing the keyboard, landed on rock holds instead. I’ll do a shortened round-up of sites, for all those challenged by such busy lives. I dedicate this post to… Read On

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Mt. Shasta Summit – June 2013

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City Vs. Country, Part 3

Mt. Wrightson

A few days back, I finished cooking all the scrumptious food given to me by some generous farmer’s market folks from the Ridgway, CO market. Everything was cooked on the coals of the fire, and tasty beyond belief! Although my time in Montrose has been riddled with negative experiences, I… Read On

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Angry Cows

Priscilla the Cat's remains

I have a real luck with animals on this trip… Just after posting about the ghost pig-like creatures haunting my campsite in Valley of the Gods, I had a run in with aggressive cows at a fantastic campsite at the base of the Isle of Ewe crags in the Cochise West… Read On

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Ghost Pigs

Before I left CO, I was directed by a friend to the Valley of the Gods recreation area in Utah. It’s located West of Bluff, UT, a few miles before reaching Mexican Hat, UT. She said it was just like Monument Valley, but without all the crowds and you can camp… Read On

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On Sabbatical

Monument Valley

(Reprinted from The Joy Center blog, third in a series of Letting Go.) Back last Autumn, my first yoga teacher and I had a wonderful discussion about teaching, the ins & outs of it, the self-care needed, etc. At that time, she explained why she needed to take 2-6 weeks for… Read On

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City vs Country, Part 2

Mouse killer

The Calvary has arrived. No mice sightings since this big black & white furry fellow leapt into our home & our hearts, to our rescue. The first night here, he nearly had a mouse. He’s a hungry hunter, just how we like it! Other than furry rodent killers, I’ve been… Read On

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City vs Country, Part 1

Moving to Montrose has been interesting. I wasn’t sure I’d be staying for long, but after the Denali trip fell apart, it turns out I’ll stay for sure til next summer, when I hope to get back on the road for The SpokenCoast Project again. Meanwhile, I’m adjusting to life… Read On

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Mt. Shasta Successful Summit!

Ok, ok, it’s taken me a “leetle” while to get to the footage from Mt. Shasta in June. I’m human. But, we did it! Keith Barrie, Eric McClelland & I all made it to the top! It was one of the best climbing experiences I’ve had so far, much better… Read On

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Partnering For Success – Hummingbird Honeys Creative Support Group

Since my mom passed away, it’s been pretty tough to get back on track with editing the content for The SpokenCoast Project. I didn’t expect her passing to derail me from the project so severely. Honestly, I often have moments where I wonder if I’ll ever finish it at all.… Read On

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