Creating a Solid Piano Practice Routine

Practice with a view during a van trip. Does traveling with…
Beethoven portrait sketch

Ditching a Self-Bullying Mindset

As part of learning to draw and reading about music history,…
Pandemic hair

Begone, 2020! Looking Back at an Intense Year

2020 in a nutshell. (Choking haze courtesy of wildfire smoke.) Good…

Circling Back to the Oregon Coast and California Redwoods

Between the pandemic and smoke, we spent a biiit more time…

The Best Books I Read In 2020

Amid all the upheaval of 2020, at least I found time to…
Guacamole Mesa views mountain biking

Posturing Ain't Pretty (and Other Desert Teachings)

The area around Hurricane, Utah is a tumultuous riot of…

Solitude in the Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountains

Coming off two weeks working on my parents' property right before…

Sewer Trenches Versus Carpal Tunnel

The project! My brother provided me with an Official Construction…
trail of the hiawatha ebike

My Case For Why Ebikes Rule

My dad ticking off (rainy) miles on the Trail of the Hiawatha…

Setting Up a Garage Gym for Home Workouts

GarageFit! You won't need a spare wheel that randomly arrived…

The Wonderful, Trying Adventure of Bike Touring

Ahhh, nature. Traffic, wildfire smoke, and 95 degrees. What…

Say What, I'm (Almost) An Italian Citizen?!

Bike touring magic in Northern Italy in 2015. I never met…