The Rambling Writer Rerun: Goat Mountain Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s another favorite hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness in NW Washington. I plan … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Chain Lakes Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s a favorite below Mt. Baker in NW Washington. I plan to return soon … Continue reading

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OZ IS BURNING: Authors Discuss the Anthology

Summer in the southern hemisphere is fire time. Managed fire can be a blessing, clearing out choking undergrowth and removing pestilent rodents. Out of control fire is a different entity altogether. In the summer of 2019/2020 nearly the entire continent … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Hiking to Lake Ann, 2018

The last couple of years have presented their challenges for all of us, and I hope to keep hope alive for more outings in our beautiful Pacific Northwest wilderness and wherever we all can venture. I plan to return soon … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 8: Angthong Marine Park

Join Thor and me as we take a cruise from Koh Samui to the stunning islands and clear blue sea of the national marine park. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 7: Koh Samui Arrival

Thor and and I arrive on Koh Samui to sample the island life. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer at Deception Pass

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike from Rosario Beach to Deception Pass Bridge in Northwest Washington. This is the year of Life, Interrupted for all of us, what with the COVID-19 upheavals and more. Knowing I had … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 6: Farewell to Bangkok

Join Thor and me for a last ramble around Bangkok — the snake farm and Wat Pho. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 5: Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Join Thor and me as we celebrate Chinese New Year in Bangkok, starting with traditional Thai dancers. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We … Continue reading

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