When I lived in Yosemite [the 2008 time], we instated the "One Song Dance Party".  It was only one song, and it had to happen every night.  It was glorious. Some people would just be sitting at the kitchen table, watching... laughing... And then there we'd be... dancing, smiling, laughing... sweating... It looked something like… Continue reading reinstated.

i am done.

It was a hard year.  The hardest yet. Last fall.  Leaving Yosemite in a blur to try and soften the blows of a family emergency and my sister's divorce.  The darkness of that. Fresno.  The tears of family, the delicacy of a two year old in question in your arms.  Hard. The frustration of uncertainty.… Continue reading i am done.

…and then lied about it for the next two years.

After a long day, I came home to this... It reads... "Ray-Ray- Sorry I ate your dinosaur cookie from Bishop and then lied about it for the next two years.  I got you this replacement from Pendl's*.  It's technically a tea cake, but it's the best I could do. Looove You, A." You must be… Continue reading …and then lied about it for the next two years.

i got nothin’ to worry about.

There are some random things in life that I love more than I can explain... but I'll try to convey this one... Scratchy radio. I love it.  Listening to good songs on a station that sounds like you're just barely getting it... like you're lucky to have this listen... like it's telling you, "Remember the… Continue reading i got nothin’ to worry about.

i’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life.

I heard a song this morning and it took me back to a glorious Yosemite morning... All packed up, Nic and I headed to his truck to drive to our climb.  Walking down the path, Nic realized we forgot our food... - Oh crap, we forgot our food. - It's fine... I'll run up and… Continue reading i’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life.