Category Archives: Environment

Sacramento River Morning

She lay there smooth, yet rough; untouched by the pending day. Her curves were gentle and gradual, inviting and mysterious. Her face perfection, it glowed in golden hues,  a reflection of that surrounding her. The sounds around her beckoned her to … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children (and Friends) Well

  On Cesar Chavez Day we spent time in Yosemite. I spend as much time in YNP as I am able and this day was poised to be a great time and as per usual it was. The scenery is … Continue reading

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Day 5: Gratitude is Seeing the Beauty

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today, a day when we received our first rain in months, I found gratitude in the beauty of it all. Day 5. … 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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Leave No Trace

Most runners love to run in cool, dry weather.  Unfortunately for me, I love sleeping more than I love cool dry weather.  Heck I’ll run in the rain if I can sleep in.   So what does this mean? It … Continue reading

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