When you fail at saving the world and decide to eat Sour Patch Kids instead

Thursday morning, approximately seven minutes after my vehicle failed its annual inspection, it decided to break down on me at the trailhead to 19 Mile Brook. As a result, Friday morning found me hiking north on route 16, with my Kelty on, my snowshoes dangling, my microspikes jingling, and my thumb out. No one was … More When you fail at saving the world and decide to eat Sour Patch Kids instead

Simplify: Hide Nor Hair of the ‘Poo

“Every woman likes to have her hair not only daintily and becomingly arranged, but soft and glossy in appearance and texture…,” claims an article published in the New York Times in 1908, titled “How to Shampoo the Hair” (The History of Shampoo.) This article also apparently recommended shampooing to be “accomplished” about once per month, … More Simplify: Hide Nor Hair of the ‘Poo

Simplifying in 2016

New Year’s resolutions haven’t exactly been a thing for me in a long time. Committing to long-term, distant and uncertain end-points has traditionally made me insurmountably uncomfortable, and the times when I did decide to gather my courage and pledge myself to some New-Years-hype-induced agenda, it either had to be such an abstract goal that … More Simplifying in 2016