noasi on a smaller scale

Looking southeast from the middle of the bottom of South America.

shoreline of Punta Arenas

Clouds off the coast of Punta Arenas.

clouds off the coast

Even I can see the irony of training in a desert to climb Mont Blanc. #wavecave #superstitionmountains

Looking out Wave Cave, Superstition Mountains, AZ

This summit hurt today. Unsure why this hike was so hard. I suspect poor diet and poor sleep hygiene.

mission peak, fremont, ca, us

Shit just got real.

email screenshot of my acceptance into a mountain summit expedition

21:15 - k8s deployment finally succeeds, I can now move on to my second task of the day. 😒

Slack for iOS removed the swipe-to-dismiss-an-image gesture and I am annoyed. I like that gesture and want it everywhere. Now I have to click twice to dismiss an image. #whiningontheyacht

Terrible views. Don’t visit.

sunset overlooking sloping tree covered mountain side

Flying will never be not magical to me.

How does one explain to the kind person expressing encouragement, “You’re almost at the top, nearly done!” that, no, this is the first lap of three laps you are hiking on this mountain, and you are not “nearly done”?

Was not expecting to be hit by a wave of nostalgia for Ottawa, but here we are. Went for an eclaire, which I often convinced Jonathan to do with me.

a chocolate covered eclair, end on

Sunset on the way home, couple weeks ago.

view out an aiplane window at sunset with clouds and an orange ribbon at the horizon


“Getting old is an adventure. You start having problems with things that were never a problem before. And you need to accept it all.” - Mom’s morning words of wisdom

view down the gully of Siphon Draw in the Superstition Mountains

The airplane boarding saga, a story in N parts.

TIL the notes one takes as a juror stay with the court. Huh.

top down view of a glass of ginger ale

Each training session is hard, yet I look back at the ones from 3 months ago, and think, “I thought that was hard, what will I think of today’s hike in 3 months time?”

dry forest surrounding a dirt path

Butterfly visiting me at the top of Mission Peak, Fremont, California.

I have done wiser hikes than this summit in 37°+ temperatures.

view looking west from the top of Mission Peak towards the San Franscisco Bay














Ever known you were standing on a historic inflection point?

a $10 kiddie swimming pool at the store

Him: “I heard a bunch of cursing, that means you figured something out. Give me the good news!”

Me: “Apparently I am succeeding in my intention not to curse when frustrated.”

butt end of a baby pear

Mission Peak AnT reset hike today. 30 minutes as hard as one can go uphill. I both love and hate these sessions.

Golden hillside of yellow grass with a few trees and a wispy cloud sky

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Oh, how I have missed this…

seven players on an ultimate field, first steps after the pull

I suspect this training doesn’t become easier with time.

closeup of a California highway marker