Author Archives: hbreck

About hbreck

Writer, debater, contrarian, storyteller, occasional troublemaker. I'm mostly just making things up as I go.

Hiking Report – South Sister

I used to write about politics. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago that politics were almost the only thing I would write about. And when I say not that long ago, I mean, just a month ago. Then I … Continue reading

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Hiking Report – Silver Star Mountain

Well, I’ve done it again. I spent a perfectly good Sunday hiking around mountains in the Pacific Northwest. This time, I was last week in Washington, hiking the Bluff Mountain Trail. When researching hikes around the area, I specifically looked … Continue reading

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Hiking Report – Saddle Mountain

I’m really loving summer in the Pacific Northwest. Still in my first summer here, this past weekend (July 29th to be precise) I just went on my third hike. This time, I brought my friend (and coworker), JB. I had … Continue reading

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Hiking Report – Mount Defiance

This is my account of my hike up the Mount Defiance-Starvation Ridge Loop – or, how I learned to stop worrying and drag myself up and down a really big hill. So, I promised to do this one again. Well, … Continue reading

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Acting Guilty

Generally, when one is accused of a crime, and one doesn’t want to be thought of as guilty (whether actually guilty or not), said individual would be wise to not… y’know… act guilty. Okay, I’m starting off on a snarky … Continue reading

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Civility

Yesterday, I penned a brief missive on my Facebook page regarding pleas for civility in the political world. I’m not sure I said everything I wanted to in that initial post, so I’m going to spit out a quick follow-up. … Continue reading

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Hiking Report – Dog Mountain

And now for something completely different… The world of politics, diplomacy, refugees, and climate change isn’t going away. But, once in a while, a vacation is helpful. This is going to be the start of what I hope to become … Continue reading

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