Another Transition: Just when you thought it was safe to unpack…time to move once again! Destination: Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

About the same time as I explored the Punchbowl in Hawaii, the US Senate voted on the next chapter of my life. On June 24th, the US Senate confirmed the promotions of 185 Reserve officers to the rank of Colonel, of which I was thankfully one of them. It was a huge step in my … Continue reading Another Transition: Just when you thought it was safe to unpack…time to move once again! Destination: Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Not so average after all: how time and space transformed one typical Thursday into a friend’s grateful memory

Often when I write these posts I seek to focus on an exceptional trail run or cycling adventure. This post is very different; it’s about what I first assumed to be a normal day  in Monterey. Sometimes in the midst of things you don’t realize how special a day is until time and space catch … Continue reading Not so average after all: how time and space transformed one typical Thursday into a friend’s grateful memory

Continued Tales of Self Isolation Part 1: Making the most out of COVID-19, social distancing, and plenty of time on my hands

As these days, weeks, and months rolled on I found solace in the repetitive nature each new day brought. While I enjoy new adventures, new discoveries, and new horizons to face, there is something to be said for Groundhog day: more or less repeating the same day over and over again. I lived through Groundhog … Continue reading Continued Tales of Self Isolation Part 1: Making the most out of COVID-19, social distancing, and plenty of time on my hands

Small Miracles and other things to have some wine for. Day 7, We reach Tennessee, do a final tally of the Lion King Soundtrack, and start putting the house back together again

Day 7: WE FINALLY MADE IT!!! I’ll cut to the chase on this one—we made it. We survived. We endured. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t exciting, but we did it—we crossed our finish line at Naval Station Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee. In the end we put our heads down, leaned into the wind and charged … Continue reading Small Miracles and other things to have some wine for. Day 7, We reach Tennessee, do a final tally of the Lion King Soundtrack, and start putting the house back together again

A California’s Winter tale: We find a sunny Saturday to cycle and wine taste with Cowgirls

Winter in California: a season synonymous usually with a smattering of rain and the usual mix of sun and pleasant temperatures. Most of the state (minus the Sierras) escapes the winter’s misery the rest of the country experienced: artic blasts, bomb cyclones, and nor’easters. As a result a certain amount of resentment exists between the … Continue reading A California’s Winter tale: We find a sunny Saturday to cycle and wine taste with Cowgirls