A Case for Darkness

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Photo by Aperture Vintage This past week we learned that the United States Men’s National Soccer Team will not be in the World Cup. Supporting the USMNT is really fun for me and it sucks that I won’t be rooting for them this time. But hey, Wales is killing it and my Uncle is here […]

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An impromptu trip to Zion National Park

Laurel at Zion National Park

This weekend I went on an impromptu trip to Utah’s first national park: Zion National Park. Originally, I had planned to visit Pando, the Trembling Giant, but I stumbled across an open campsite in Zion and jumped on it. So I found a dog sitter and hopped in the car with the hubby for our […]

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Star Party at a National Park

telescopes pointed towards a stary night sky

This summer, I made it a goal of mine to visit Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, USA. I had heard about the cliff dwellers throughout my life and decided it was time to see these buildings in person. It was a spontaneous trip, planned around visits to visit family in New Mexico. I didn’t […]

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Yes, the stars are there

After moving to the city, you start to get used to all the noise and light after a while. The cars and sirens fade into the distance and you start to convince yourself it’s quiet at night. I look up into the sky and see nothing. I know the stars are there even though I […]

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A stormy walk on the beach

  A cool breeze goes through my hair, bringing my attention to the shore beside me. The sun is starting to set and, off in the distance, a storm is growing larger. I continue walking along the beach, doing my best to keep sand out of my shoes. The sand has many colors in it, […]

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Why is it so hot?

In my mind, I’m still this strong, athletic teenager who can ski any run and bike all afternoon. In reality, I’m an average adult who sits at a desk 40 hours a week and gets outside sometimes. These two perspectives are not in tune and I didn’t realize it until I went mountain biking.

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Ferguson Canyon Overlook

Over the weekend I decided to take my pup on a hike with some water features. It can be hard to find dog friendly hikes sometimes, as a lot of areas have watershed rules that prohibit dogs. Luckily, I found a hike that allows dogs on leash: Ferguson Canyon Overlook.

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Let’s get acquainted

Who am I and why am I here? Why do I write? I am so tempted to write philosophically while answering this question. If only all my philosophy books weren’t in storage… Then I would be filling this post with philosophical answers. But I’ll save my sarcasm for later. In this blog, I plan to […]

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Bimini Bucket List

After surviving breast cancer, my mom decided she needed to cross an item off her bucket list. She was kind enough to invite me. What was it, you ask? Well, ever since she was in her 20s, my mom has wanted to swim with wild dolphins. I never thought that swimming with wild dolphins would […]

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