The Phoenix Approach

The Phoenix Approach

As one exercise dies, another arises

(January 17, 2019) It's a bummer: My body at 67 is not what it was at 20, 30 or even 40. I've had to give up five or six physical activities, and each...

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Exploring the Historic Sinkyone Wilderness

(November 15, 2018) The first thing I see upon waking is a female elk poking her head into our open van door, a few inches from my husband Barry's face. I blink. Is...

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Biking the Humboldt Bay Trail

On the path, in the weeds and around the eucalyptus bark

(September 6, 2018) I used to ride my bike from Eureka to Arcata and back a couple times a week but since I no longer have a regular date in Arcata, I haven't...

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Forest from the Water

Tour Humboldt Redwoods State Park by kayak

(July 19, 2018) It's a gray morning but the sun is already starting to burn through the fog. It's going to be a warm day. A river otter splashes around in the clear...

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Pool Rules

Tips for tidepooling this summer

(June 28, 2018) Humboldt County beaches cannot just be visited, they must be experienced. And getting up close with marine life in tide pools should be at the top of this summer's to-do...

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Hand Making Skateboards in Arcata

A backyard business for sidewalk surfers

(January 25, 2018) Over the last five years, the cracks and crannies of Arcata's sidewalks have eaten me up and the unpredictable weather left me with a heavy and rusted cruising setup....

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