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Jake

February 3, 2020

Continuation from Sleeping with Regret Jake and I hit it off and began dating in early 2007.  There was a lot to like about him — especially his mind.  He was an independent thinker and although I considered myself a thinker as well, Jake constantly stretched me to see things from new angles.  He listened to NPR and a bunch of brainy podcasts.  He was cultured, well-read, educated,…

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Colorado put me in the clouds

September 12, 2019

I was driving east around October of last year, cruising through New Mexico with no real plans for what was next, when I heard a song for the first time. It was Randy Houser’s “No stone unturned.” I’ve linked it below if you haven’t heard it. This song spoke to my soul. It’s about roaming, traveling… being free spirited and in search of yourself. As I drove east,…

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I’ve lost myself.

August 12, 2019

I’m lost. I have slowly lost myself over the last few months, and… I don’t know. It feels all sorts of fucked up. This is why I’ve barely posted anything. I’ve been feeling incredibly cynical and depressed. Stagnant and lonely. Unbearably lonely at times. Sometimes negative. Just mostly… sad. When I decided to stop traveling full-time, I had developed an intense case of cabin fever. Living in a…

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So… I moved. Into a house.

November 6, 2018

You heard (read) that correctly.  I moved.  Into a house.  Like a legitimate adult. Let’s backtrack a bit before we get all huffy and worried about my abandonment of #RVlife.  I’ve got a lot to catch you up on. I’ve been living out all of my gypsy fantasies for the last year and a half, in a wanderlust-filled period of roaming the country in my 21-foot travel trailer…

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My moose encounter

June 27, 2018

I was hiking on East Inlet trail in Grand Lake, Colorado a couple of days ago when I encountered a moose.  Or maybe more accurately, a moose encountered me.  It was one of the most memorable experiences in nature I’ve had, and I feel somehow changed by it.  Let me tell you what happened. This trail is incredibly beautiful.  It begins around the gorgeous Adam’s falls and passes…

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Adventures with Jess and Lola, 2018 edition

May 2, 2018

The time is finally near.  The  time to, once again, take on the open road. I’m so excited I can’t stand it! I wasn’t planning on staying in Florida more than a month or so when I came back for Christmas, but it’s actually been great.  I got to spent time with my family, let Lola finish growing up (and visit with my mom’s puppy, Lulu), make some…