Posted in January 2013

Winter Hike at Bull Run

Winter Hike at Bull Run

Last Saturday, I decided to go to Bull Run Mountain Conservancy off I-66 in Virginia at exit 40. Since it had recently snowed and the temperature was hovering around 30 degrees, I didn’t want to chance driving further west into the mountains for fear of icy conditions. Bull Run is becoming one of my favorite … Continue reading

Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

My friend Anna co-owns Hollywood Access Services, LLC (H.A.S.), a company that supports people with significant vision loss. You know how there’s closed captioning for people with difficulty hearing? Well, H.A.S. produces the equivalent – called audio description – for blind people. Specifically, audio description is recorded narration of a film or TV show’s visual … Continue reading

The Kit and Caboodle, care of Clif Bar

The Kit and Caboodle, care of Clif Bar

A few months ago, I was poking around the Clif Bar website. I first tried a Clif Bar in 2004. On a quick weekend trip to Yosemite National Park when I was on the west coast serving in AmeriCorps, my friend Brooke threw several bars into her day pack for snacking. I don’t remember which flavor … Continue reading

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is not my priority.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is not my priority.

*Note: Please do not leave comments of sorrow at my family’s loss or other condolences. I will delete them from my comments section. I’m sorry if I sound callous, but I’ve written this post as a reflection, not to seek comfort. Thank you for understanding.* Last Thursday evening I’d been doing the usual (what I … Continue reading

Purely Gracious Pure Bar Donation

Purely Gracious Pure Bar Donation

Last month I reviewed Pure Bar, a company out of California that produces all natural and organic varieties of gluten free fruit and nut bars. With a cornucopia of flavors and a mix of creative ingredients (like rice protein and almond butter), Pure Bar caters to a sophisticated palate and health conscious consumer. Each of … Continue reading