All the eggs


Last updated on December 10th, 2020One of the original plans around this blog was to tell part of my story around my love of food. How I live, adventure and tell my stories around the food that I experience, create and share with others. It’s why I have categories on this blog dedicated to baking, […]

September 25, 2020

Pile of Rocks

Exploration, Outdoors, Phone Snaps, Travel

Last updated on December 10th, 2020I have a good buddy – Danna –  who lives up in the Pacific Northwest. She and I have been friends for roughly 16 years or so. Her area of the country is what I would consider to be the “enchanted emerald coast” and she knows I live in “The […]

September 17, 2020

Ode to my first vacation in 12 years

Exploration, Outdoors, Travel

Last updated on September 22nd, 2019Sure, I’ve had time off from work. Of course, nowadays companies (notably, the ones I’ve worked for) conflate “sick time” with “paid time off” without any benefits known as “vacation time”, which means I’ve easily been able to burn through all of my available time off in various ways. One […]

August 1, 2019

My Pink Running Shoes


Note: This blog post is NOT an advertisement or an endorsement for any product or brand of any kind. I am not getting paid nor sponsored to talk about my shoe experiences.  I’ve been reading quite a bit about running shoes lately. Which makes sense of course, because I’m finally back into the ‘post holiday’  […]

May 14, 2019

Insert Clever Running Title Here

Outdoors, Running

Last updated on November 5th, 2018“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham Sure, I enjoy tennis, walking, hiking, swimming and as recently as two years ago, during my last adventure in mid-life-crisis-ing, roller derby. However, none of those activities involved running. Roller derby […]

November 4, 2018

The Taos Pueblo

Exploration, Phone Snaps

New Mexico is a very old place, relative to the rest of the United States. Santa Fe, the state capitol, is the second oldest city in the United States by only 20 years (oldest is Saint Augustine, Fla.).

July 14, 2018

Coq Au Vin

Baking Bad, Food

Ahhh… the name of this dish alone sounds impressive.

It conjures images of a ‘Lady’ of refinement – dazzling in the kitchen over this classic French, yet provincal one-pot dish. At least, in my mind anyway.

October 17, 2016

The Very Large Array

Exploration, Travel

Last updated on September 28th, 2018“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy It’s so big in fact, […]

October 28, 2015

La Lena Wilderness Study Area Hike

Exploration, Outdoors

Last updated on September 17th, 2019This hike was a fairly daunting open-desert hike, even for fall. Despite that, the panoramic views, looking across Chico Arroyo, Lagunita Canyon in Emperado Wilderness Study Area, and Ignacio Chavez Wilderness Study Area. Throughout the hike, we came across shards of petrified wood that had hardened into stone, majestic rock […]

October 21, 2015