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Two Years: Some Nostalgic Philosophizing

Two years ago, Chris Hadfield gave his now-famous space performance, making being an astronaut even cooler. An 80-year-old man named Yuichiro Miura┬ábecame the oldest person to climb Mount…

A Spam-Mail Poetry Celebration

This weekend, it was my birthday. At 32, I am now safely back in even-number territory, and everything feels better already. After the stress of worrying that everyone…

5 Signs That It’s Been Too Long Since Your Last Hiking Trip

1. You are mysteriously missing gaiters and a dry bag┬áthat you later realize you lent to your brother for a trip he took last summer. It has definitely…

Five Ways People Are Reacting to a Total Lack of Snow in January

The east coast may have seen blizzards in recent weeks, but out here in Vancouver, it’s still unseasonably warm. The other day, I wore a spring coat, and…

6 Ways I Spiced Things Up in 2014

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without the internet filling up with reminiscences about the past year. I won’t fight the tide. Also, I’ve had quite the eventful…

Day 6: Climbing with a Tinder Friend

As a rule, I don’t climb with strangers I’ve met off a phone app. When all you know about a person has been gleaned from a highly curated…

Day 5: Phone Free

Today’s adventure happened entirely by accident. I was planning another rainy run in uncharted territory, or barring that, a friend had planned a civic elections research “party” which…

30 Days, 30 Posts, 30 Adventures

Let’s face it: November is pretty much the worst month. The days are still getting shorter,even though it’s hard to believe it could get any darker. Here in…

5 Adventures to Have Before Christmas

The older I get, the more sneakily the seasons seem to creep up on me. It seems that I’m just a little more dumbfounded every year to discover…

One Whole Year

  I don’t remember my first birthday. Based on photos and eyewitness accounts, I know that I got covered in cake, smiled a lot, and that I still…