Another week on both coasts, from Boston to Port Townsend, and about a hundred things in between.
1. a long walk on Whidbey Island 2. Philidelphia to Seattle 3. hot toddies at Sirens in Port Townsend 4. Cassie, a field in Vermont, and a bottle of chocolate infused wine 5. Charles King, his southern accent, my dog 6. playing in the Puget Sound 7. mostly asleep on the Coopeville Ferry. 8. a Vermont evening with Jen and Rob, my high school teachers. 9. Spring comes to Fort Casey state park. 10. I turned 28. 11.the geologist, a tiny reminder of the grand canyon. 12. Cass and I take in sugaring season.
This week in writing:
1. At the beginning of the year, I ran into the boy I had a secret crush on while wearing a hat with a large pompom. It brought out all of my insecurities. Happily, it also led to this piece on Outdoor Nation, which I'm kind of proud of.
2. I was asked to write for a new project with a focus on happiness and relaxation. Quick micro-articles about happiness? Yes. Here's my first tiny contribution: Listen yourself to happiness.
3. A little idea I had while listening to the Decemberists on the way home from the mountain materialized on The Clymb: A seasonally appropriate skiing playlist. Steph actually put this together (after removing the really corny songs) and played it during Thursday Yoga night, and it's actually a pretty nice set!
4. The comments on my blog piece about the static cling are hilarious. I had NO idea anybody else had ever been a victim of laundry, but I'm learning that it's not uncommon. Thanks for sharing your stories, everyone, the laughs were uproarious.
5. Finally, I'm still getting kind and personal emails/messages/comments from readers who found me through my essay on Kelle Hampton's site. I will write all of you back- I use reading and answering your messages as a reward for finishing (a paragraph on) my articles. Thank you, everyone, and thank you Kelle.