The Pacific Northwest Category

Smitten


My church just started a blog, so I wrote a little something about how I came to be there, and how I decided to stay. Here it is! In the fall of 2007 I studied abroad in Argentina and had my first small-church experience. I was the first to arrive for worship on my first […]

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The Unshakable World Traveler


I’ve never considered myself less car-dependent than I have in the past year—living as I am in the city, within walking distance of my office and being an avid (er, fair-weather) road biker—I like to think of myself as rather self-sufficient. So when in January I got the idea that I should forego my car […]

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I’ve Clearly Missed My Calling


I don’t often talk about my uncanny ability to predict the future, but I have a great example to share from a recent experience. A couple of weeks ago I was at a Mariners’ game with my dad. We had a really fun time eating garlic fries, hoping (some of us more than others) that […]

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And we’re rolling…


During a terrifically long training ride on Saturday, my group leader said, “Don’t be discouraged, this is way harder than the STP will be.” Which was a huge relief, as I told her, “I desperately need that to be true with every fiber of my being.” And then I’m not sure what happened, I just […]

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I have to go home. I have a time-sensitive lettuce situation, you know.


As of 3 o’clock this afternoon, my first attempt to grow my own food has commenced. An occasion worthy of insisting that my team meet an hour earlier so as to not waste any daylight for this most important of projects. Here are the first images of this groundbreaking endeavor in urban vegetable gardening (I […]

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Portland, Here I Come!


Well, I recently signed up for the STP. And I’m quite excited about it! The Seattle to Portland is a 200 mile bike ride (the location is self explanatory). This is the 32nd year that the ride has taken place, and I’ll be participating for the first time along with a variety of relatives. I […]

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What’s Next?


First things first. I started a job last week (!) and I could not possibly be more pleased about it. I’m working in the communications department of a church in the U-District. Of course today I had to work from home because of the snow and ice, but still, very exciting. When I write something […]

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The 12 Ks of Christmas


While I do love being physically active, I usually find that I need some goal to work toward to keep up my activity level. What I love, love, love is triathlons, and I’m looking forward to doing one in the nearish future! However, what with our climatic conditions here in the Pacific NW, it is […]

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Free fun is the most fun


When I first got back to the PNW about two months ago, I easily filled my adventure quota (I try to keep it at around 1 adventure per day, on average). But in the past several weeks, I felt like I was having fewer awesome experiences, and yet somehow spending quite a bit more money […]

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