Category Archives: Adventure

Another year passes and while it seems we are retreating into a horrid past, indeed we are not. The Sleeping Giant awakes! We pull forward those in need of a hand up. We shout to those not willing to listen. We continue to march to show our presence. And we continue to feed the faith that hard work is rewarded, now and forever. Viva Chavez!

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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Vittles and Vino

Written on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 1:25pm Many many months ago, perhaps even years ago, I befriended a rather opinionated young woman, who although small in stature is big on life. She has a bear trap of a brain … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gratitude Moves

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I got my sorry self out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and went on a hike at Montaña de … Continue reading

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Running with Horses

I am a runner.  I love to run, even if I look like a camel doing it.  I registered for a half marathon in Green River, Wyoming thinking that it would be great to  “Run with the Horses.”  The race … Continue reading

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On the JMT with JiffyPop

A couple years ago my ex sister-in-law, now just sister convinced me to go on a day hike with her. I knew she was plotting to entrap me in her web of hiking gear, and exaggerated tales of beauty and … Continue reading

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Surge and Tranquil Fury

Thinking that I would love to share my favorite park with a couple of friends who’d never really hiked before, I began cajoling them a couple months ago.  I promised it would be a less strenuous hike than those they … Continue reading

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On the way to the movie…

“Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything – even our lives – in our struggle for justice.”* ~Cesar Chavez   Like many Latinos my age, … Continue reading

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I Lost My Pride Up There

Going hiking in Yosemite is one of the easiest things you can do.  Trails are well marked.  There are tons of people, so you’re never really alone. It is, however, so much more fun to hike a trail with someone … Continue reading

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Snattle Rakes

I drove off the indicated exit to stare at a shockingly straight road leading directly toward some low mountains, not hills but not high peaks like the ones I’m used to staring down. I tingled with excitement anyway. Being used … Continue reading

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Steve Died

I walked into my favorite hair salon this morning bright and early. I have workers at my house, so getting in and out was a must today. Anyone that has ever known me, knows I only get up early for … Continue reading

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Makes No Sense

Ask any runner, new or not, the most difficult part about their love of running and most likely they will say, getting out the door. I am no different. I absolutely hate leaving the comfort of my bed only to … Continue reading

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