Category Archives: Exercise/sports

Serendipity in Arches National Park

Moab, Utah. An eclectic mix of people living in a vibrant town embraced by towering ridges of red rock and the harsh, penetrating high desert sun. I have been here three days now and even amidst the constant sunscreen reapplications, … Continue reading

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Valeri Goosebumps; Or Why I Lose My Voice in Portland

The morning after another Timbers match, my voice still hoarse and my legs aching from cheering, jumping, singing my football club to victory over Chivas, and I have concluded: Valeri Goosebumps should be a recognized medical condition. Not to mention … Continue reading

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Skiing with Fibromyalgia (Oh, My Knees!)

My final dispatch from January’s trip to Jasper, Alberta, high in the Canadian Rockies. As I watch the rain mixed with snow turn my neighborhood into a slick mess, I long for the deep cold and fresh powder of Jasper. … Continue reading

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A Birthday Bash, Jasper Style

Another delayed post from my week in the Canadian Rockies…. Today the town of Jasper, Alberta threw a birthday party for me. Okay, it was really their annual Winterstruck! festival out at Pyramid Lake, a part of their month-long Jasper … Continue reading

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Hiking the Icy Wonders of Maligne Canyon

It has been a long while since I posted, but not for lack of writing or travel.  I blame it on technology, a stubborn laptop that refused to acknowledge WiFi. So when I visited Jasper National Park a couple of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Timbers Army – Photos Posted

I’ve uploaded a short photo slide show of the Portland/Seattle soccer match in Seattle from the perspective of the Timbers Army. To view the photos, click on the link below. The Timbers Army Invades Seattle: October 7, 2012

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Initiation into the Timbers Army, a Portland Rite of Passage

Two Sundays ago, bundled up in scarves of green, my chest emblazoned with roses, axes, and a corporate nod to Alaska Airlines, I joined a pilgrimage north, fueled by passion, hometown pride, and kegs of craft beer. One of hundreds … Continue reading

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