Just like old times

For the last 5+ years, since the ex and I have split up, I have had the same schedule almost every week.  In addition to the Manchild (now that Mathmajor is in college this doesn’t apply to him) being up with Michelle and I every other weekend, I also go down to Federal Way, and take the kid out for dinner every Tuesday.  Today was one of those dinners tha was  even more fun than usual. Continue reading

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It’s been over a year…

As I took my lunch tine walk today, I looked, as I always do, at the cycles that passed me.  I do this anywhere I am, but I look even closer when I am in Seattle.  Why, you ask?  Well let me tell you, because yesterday was the anniversary of the reason behind my curiosity Continue reading

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There are some places you can only get to on foot.

As planned, today, instead of saddling up and going for a bike ride, I went hiking in the Cascades for the first time in a VERY long time,  The Alarm went off at 5, but it was 5:30 before I got out of bed (Curse you Snooze button!)  Thanks to having everything gathered the night before, I was out the door a little after 6.

At 7:30, after one wrong turn in Granite Falls, I was passing this sign.

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It was feeling good to be back in the mountains. Continue reading

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Should I change my name?

With Michelle down in Oregon with her roommate from college, I am on my own this weekend.  (I am going to try to get her to do a guest blog for her adventures on the Rogue River yesterday, they even considered “Pulling a Panama”)

I have decided that tomorrow morning will be the first hike of 2014, but I also wanted to get a good bike ride in today.  This meant starting relatively early (OK after 8, I was a serious slacker today, and slept in) to get the errands done, and then jumping on the bike about 11:30.  It was during the ride that I came to a realization about myself…. Continue reading

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Read First and Watch Second

Aside from riding the bike, hiking mountains and spending time here sharing stories with you, I am also an avid reader.  If I am sitting, I am reading.  If I am standing in line I am reading. It’s been that way since the 4th grade will be so forever.  Shoot, if by some off chance I end up at the pearly gates someday, I’ll probably be reading the Kindle waiting for St. Pete to call my name.  (Somehow I think it will be a LONG wait, better sit by a power outlet….)

Today though, I was reminded why I like to read the books before I watch the movie (or the series… Continue reading

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Dripping along…

Seattle can be very strange and unique place when it comes to weather.  Last week, while riding the STP we were in the 90s.  It hadn’t rained in over a month, and I was hating life.

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This week is completely different. Continue reading

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Runaway!

For the last two days, I was in a classroom working with a group of people.  Heads down, nose to the grind stone cranking things out.  And, unlike other times I have said this, it’s really true this time.  We got a lot done in the last two days, and the info we gathered is going to keep me busy for the next month.

When I got back to my desk this afternoon, this was taped on my monitor:

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