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Ginger tea with a dash of habanero sauce

It is possible to have a mild migraine. I would never say this out loud because people would start throwing things at me. I’m only saying it on my blog because I know how difficult it is to throw a rotten tomato through a computer screen. People feel pretty strongly about this. Evidently, if you’re […]

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How to speed up geologic time

Most cliff faces are carved by nature over millions of years. Wind and water can cut through and tear down a landscape or a mountain, but it takes a very, very long time for the elements to create something like the Grand Canyon or the sandstone arches of Moab, Utah. Then humans come along and […]

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Chasing bears is dumb

My kids hate hiking. Because I am a mean mom, I often take them hiking anyway. Over the years, I have become an expert at diverting all of their questions about where we’re going and what we’re doing and for some reason they haven’t caught on enough to just put their feet down and refuse […]

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Regurgitation Hill

The travel season is over and I am sad. I know California really, really needs the rain and I’m grateful for it, but I’m also allowed to hate it. I hate the mud and I hate wet shopping carts. I hate being stuck indoors because it’s too wet to go exploring. Now that I have […]

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Don’t walk on the jetty though

One of California’s lesser-known lighthouses sits on a tiny islet on Battery Point, just south of Crescent City. To get there, you have to wait for low tide. At high tide, the islet is surrounded by water. We’re almost always in the Crescent City/Eureka area on Labor Day weekend and this place has been on […]

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Shorebirds by the seaside

Today I’d like to share some photos I shot over the weekend. To get these shots, I bought a $500 bird blind, sat in it all day, and shot three million photos. Hahaha just kidding. I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and shot them all in about five minutes with my superzoom camera. Cheating. […]

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