Category Archives: Series

Hiking Report – Mount McLoughlin

We’re already near the end of July 2019, and I haven’t posted a hiking report yet this year. In fact, I haven’t posted one since my trip to Battle Ax in October of last year. This year I have journeyed … Continue reading

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Hiking Report – Battle Ax Mountain

After scaling South Sister at the end of August, I noted that I wasn’t sure I would be able to do another higher-altitude hike before the weather turned cold. Well, I still felt like I had another hike in me. … Continue reading

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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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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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Space Days!

Time to shift gears a bit… The primary focus of this blog has been politics and current events. Occasionally I muse about other topics, but I definitely have skewed my writing toward the political world. I’m not going to stop … Continue reading

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Elected yet Unelectable – Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm Currently starting his 3rd┬áterm in the 11th New York Congressional District Michael Grimm is a relative newcomer to the national political scene, having been elected to public office for the first time in 2010. As of this writing … Continue reading

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Elected yet unelectable – Louie Gohmert

Elected yet unelectable Louie Gohmert Currently in his 5th term in the 1st Texas Congressional District The next individual in this series is currently an elected offical, unlike my inaugural nitwit, Jody Hice. Louie Gohmert of Texas, is currently running … Continue reading

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