June 2008

Head Gasket Repair…..in the U.S!

Jeremy and I are fixing the Head Gasket in my Honda. That is the first big project of the summer. I am hopeful that completing this project will lead to the next step of the summer (buying a moto and GOING!!! Port Townsend, Washington via Tetons, White Springs Montana,Hells Canyon (Joseph) Oregon…and of course Hood River and Portland for a friendly Hello!)

Jeremy is guiding me through the process (bless his soul, how will I ever repay him!?) Read More »Head Gasket Repair…..in the U.S!

Greek Festival, Denver

Jeremy, Josh, Jimmy, Julia and I went (wow, all J’s! I didn’t realize that till I wrote it!) All went to the greek festival in Denver. It was so much fun. The greek culture seems so festive and relaxed and the food is delicious. After the festival, I was prepared to catch a sailboat going over to Greece!Read More »Greek Festival, Denver

2 – up moto camping

I looked forward to this short 2 day camping trip for nearly 2 weeks! It was nearing the end of school and my friends who work in different school systems were already out for summer……… I can remember walking out of my house in Denver, staring up into the stars and wishing I could be sleeping underneath them, or doing night watch in the middle of the ocean……….not getting lesson plans ready for another hectic day of school! (not that I minded, it was some of the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. But I was ready for SUmMerR!) So Forrest came through town on his v-strom and we were off, to explore a bit of Colorado’s front Range! Read More »2 – up moto camping

Red Ants Pants!

Heres the start up story……….

On a farm where Sarah was raised,
Playing outside she spent her days.
One time she fell and started to cry.
She saw a hole in her pants, right at the thigh.

“What a bummer,” she thought, “these should have lasted longer.”
“If only these pants were a little bit stronger!”

On summer breaks from college, she helped her Dad with the hay.
She wore his old pants; they didn’t fit the right way.

Instructing for Outward Bound, she led kids in the woods.
When shopping for work pants, she found nothing good.
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The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center… Read More »The Invitation


Bicycling through Denver. Its amazing. I can get anywhere in Denver on my bike! There is a great trail along the Platte river. As I’m cruising along (for miles! my body is sore as I write this) something is kinda weird. Finally, towards the end of my ride it hits me. Everyone I pass looks at me and most of them smile! That is weird. I realize, I’ve spent a lot of time bicycling around Portland and New York and people don’t acknowledge your presence, like they do in Colorado. People have an open friendliness here. I really love that
(or maybe its just because I lost 200 pounds and am now sexy! :-))Read More »Fresh,Fragile,Blooming!