Author Archives: Yvette

My Public Commitment to DO THINGS

To say I have been down in the dumps lately would be an understatement. I had grand intentions for my week off, but I knew if I wasn’t careful, I was going to overwhelm myself. In turn, I set loose … Continue reading

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The Time I Attempted to Learn Trad Climbing on Sandstone

In theory, hiking to the Lost and Found Crag was easy enough: a short 15 minutes composed of a brief walk and a minor scramble up the walkoff of the N’Plus Ultra crag. We could see it from the parking … Continue reading

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A Joshua Tree Adventure

Picture me, walking along the trail with a bounce in my step, a smile on my face. I’m wearing a brimmed hat and sunglasses, my favorite t-shirt, carrying a small backpack with water, a first aid kit and extra layers … Continue reading

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Your Body is Your Vehicle (take it on an epic adventure)

I am interrupting the previously scheduled European vacation programming to have a brief discussion about an essay I read today. This essay made me so angry, and so happy at the same time. Angry because of this: I did some … Continue reading

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The Grand Chamonix Vacation — chapitre deux

Chamonix, Day … I have no idea what day we’re on. It’s Tuesday. I know this only because we are keeping track of when we need to check out of the apartment and catch a train to Zermatt. And because … Continue reading

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The Grand Chamonix Vacation — chapitre un

Chamonix, day 2. As is common with my vacations, rain began on day one of our trip, letting up slightly before continuing on to day two. With snow and high winds devouring the Alps hidden in the clouds above, our … Continue reading

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A Poem For My Readers

As I wander in and out of the blog-o-sphere I often wonder … does anyone know I’m here? My posts are sparse, though my ideas are many Drafts are long stuck in writing purgatory Countless hours spent thinking through each … Continue reading

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