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  • Every Quarter Counts

    Every Quarter Counts

    Today I want to discuss three pieces of advice I have been given and the things I have learned over the years because of them. If you know something that I don'... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2022 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: Books

    After spending a lot of time reading in my backyard in 2020, the last year and change has felt like I have not really read very much. Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2022 TRAVEL
  • The Money Pie Deconstructed: Transportation

    Money Deconstructed: Transportation

    You know how sometimes you are running along, or driving, or walking and you are kind of letting your mind wander and all of a sudden something pops in there? Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2022 TRAVEL
  • Kungsleden (The King's Trail): Logistics, Gear and Planning

    Kungsleden (The King's Trail): Logistics, Gear Planning

    Kungsleden Trail, Sweden -- September 4 - 14, 201712 day hike -- 275 milesTrip Report can be found here. Some of my favorite gear can be found here.I also neede... Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2022 TRAVEL
  • Kungsleden (The King's Trail): Trip Report

    Kungsleden (The King's Trail): Trip Report

    When: September 4 - 14 2017Who: Just me!Total Distance: 225 milesFood: Muesli, various snacks, Knorr sides, beans & rice.Notes re food: Decided to eat hot meal... Read more

    Posted on 05 March 2022 TRAVEL
  • What Does That Even Mean?

    I am sure at your work there are certain words and phrases that are specific to your industry or group or line of business. When running, we definitely have... Read more

    Posted on 08 February 2022 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: 2021 Money Pie

    It's money pie time again! This year I spent 10% more than I did last year, mostly due to home expenses, travel and dining out as I will detail more below. Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2022 TRAVEL
  • Best of 2021: Travel

    Best 2021: Travel

    Deschutes National Forest - SnowshoeingDeschutes River (near Bend)The High Sierras: Multi-day backpacking trips. (1) Mammoth + The North South Lake Loop: I... Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2022 TRAVEL
  • Best of 2021: Books

    Even if I don't post all year long, I have to post my favorite books each year! I know that I like reading about and getting inspiration from other people's... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2021 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: February

    Looking Back: February

    I am not sure if it is because February was a short month or what but all I can say is what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks happened to February!? Read more

    Posted on 05 March 2021 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: January

    Looking Back: January

    The first month of the new year pretty much went the same way as the last month of last year went; we were still under lockdown, which meant more solo runs,... Read more

    Posted on 01 February 2021 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: 2020 Money Pie

    Looking Back: 2020 Money

    Unfortunately, in 2019 the system that I use for compiling my data had a glitch and I decided not to recreate everything, so I never got 2019 data all put... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2021 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: December

    Well, that was an interesting month. On December 7th, California imposed another Stay at Home requirement, so I got a lot of stuff done around the house last... Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2021 TRAVEL
  • Best of 2020: Books

    Best 2020: Books

    Well it's that time of year again, time to do the wrap ups! This year, due to spending a lot more time at home than I normally do, I read a lot more books than ... Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2021 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: 2020

    Looking Back: 2020

    At the beginning of December, the Bay Area was placed back into Stay at Home lockdown. Although plans for this December were not as hearty as other years, I... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2020 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: November

    Looking Back: November

    As I ran around the neighborhood last month, past Christmas decorations, I wondered how it could already be November going on December. Read more

    Posted on 01 December 2020 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: October

    Looking Back: October

    October in the Bay Area this year was very hot. We usually have a month in the spring and one in the fall (generally May and September) where there is a week... Read more

    Posted on 10 November 2020 TRAVEL
  • Silver Linings

    This year, at times it has been hard to find the good amidst all of the things going on. However, there have been some! I have heard many a parent or grandparen... Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2020 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: September

    Looking Back: September

    Oh September, you devil you. Normally you are one of my favorite months, one full of vacations and adventures and great weather and friends. This year, you are... Read more

    Posted on 02 October 2020 TRAVEL
  • Groundhog Day

    Along with the phrase, "doing twice as much and only getting half as much done," I have heard the words "groundhog day" a lot in the last six months. Read more

    Posted on 21 September 2020 TRAVEL