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What I learned from my “Wear Color” phase

I wear a lot of black. Like, a lot. My sister once mocked me by customizing a black t-shirt for me bearing the phrase: I’m only wearing black until they make something darker. That was 15 years ago, and my tastes haven’t changed much. When I sat down to capture my Life List a few […]

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Glacier, Part 3 | Graupel in July & Going to the Sun

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. | day 5 | There seems to be a single day during each trip that stands out for its level of challenge. And while – at the time – it’s hard and we may momentarily question our motivation to do such physically […]

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Glacier, Part 2 | This Moose be the Place

This post is part of a series, click here for the full story. | day 3 | There are two little words that are music to the ears of backpackers everywhere. Two little words that relieve aching shoulders, soothe tired feet, and trigger shared smiles over early morning mugs of camp coffee and granola. Day […]

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Glacier, Part 1 | Bridges, bears, & backcountry

One good look around the airport in Kalispell was all it took. Montana was love at first sight. We weren’t even out under the “big sky” yet, but the unmistakeable laid-back vibe — made me wanna go buy some Chacos. And a Subaru. We easily grabbed our single checked bag from the carousel and headed […]

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Juror #8

There probably aren’t many people who get a piece of mail from the county courthouse and think, “yes!” And if I’m being honest, I didn’t either. At first. Back in September, an official-looking yellow envelope arrived at the house, addressed to me and sent by Washington County.  Upon inspection of the return address label, it […]

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