Today marks one year since I started this blog, although it now has a different name, a different focus, and well, pretty much all of it has gone through changes. This week also happens to be my spring break so I have a few days off and chose to give this page a fancier theme, […]
Today I gathered my courage and went on a job interview with a very famous company whose published ideal candidate is not me. It occurred to me recently that I’ve never been turned down for a job. While it’s easy to believe it’s because I’m clearly awesome it’s actually the case that I haven’t applied […]
During the last few weeks I have been in the beginning stages of a career change from teaching to industry. It has been really fun to revitalize my brain while I study in preparation for interviews. Overall I feel excited for what’s to come and the only negative thing I can say about the process […]
There are days in a life when thus to climb out of the lowlands, seems like scaling heaven. –Robert Louis Stevenson in The Silverado Squatters. So far this year the temperature has been rather warm, even for Californian standards, which has been great for my hiking project, and my first winter back from snowy eastern […]
Riverside county is in Southern California directly east of Orange County. It has a large population of over 2 million people and is home to some fairly popular vacation destinations, such as Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park, where I spent my last day in 2013.
I arrived at Joshua Tree National Park on New Years Eve expecting to walk right in and get a spot. My companions had camped there the same season a few years prior and found the park to be relatively empty of people. But, here we were, and the park was completely full, apparently having been […]
Settling into our two-hour-long plane ride from Dallas to Cancun, I had the entire row to myself and was beginning to get hooked on the book Three Cups of Tea, a thoughtful gift I recently received about a mountain-climber-turned-philanthropist who builds schools in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan.