(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare

My 2017 Forester getting towed from my house. I really wish I didn’t have to write this post, but I know some of you are also looking at Subaru, so you should know what’s happened with me before you put … Read More

Adventure: Inland Loop with Santa Ana Winds

For those of you who don’t know, several times a year we get what is called “Santa Ana Winds.” Instead of the primary wind direction coming from the ocean the current reverses and the wind comes from inland. Now, to … Read More

Yoga: Embrace the Routine

These are in no particular order except for the first item on the list. Amy Yoga Guitar Blurb Spanish Read Write Blog Books Ride/Hike/Fish/Climb/Camp/Explore Watch/Listen My day in a nutshell. This is EVERY day. These are the things I attempt … Read More

Adventure: Subaru Forester

I guess you could call this a gear review. No cameras, or film or software. Just an enormous block of metal and plastic, painted silver and covered in mud. Uncle Danno got a new car. A 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i … Read More

Yoga: Deliberate Motion

I don’t know about you but my life is mostly chaos. Even when I start out with a plan there tends to be utter confusion as soon as the day starts. My wife and I are living our separate work … Read More

Yoga: Light and Fast

I’m putting this under yoga because one of the things I’ve always harped on people about is how yoga changes your life. Sure, for some that means a mystical change of sorts, but I’m going to leave that to you. … Read More

Yoga: More than the Mat

Saturday I did a meditation class while staying at a hotel in Palm Springs. I was the only student. Outside the room where we were practicing was a courtyard filled with people staying at the hotel. A small group, but … Read More

Adventure: Climb

I know what you are thinking? Those shoes are pink. They ALMOST look like they date back to say the early 1990’s when those colors were in season. But wait, those colors are in season again. Right? So I could … Read More

Adventure: Inland OC

This was a good ride for me. Not too long and not too tall. I did ride several short hill sections back to back to make things more interesting. But, the key for me was lack of preparation. Normally, I … Read More

Adventure: Disconnect

WARNING: THIS IS KIND OF A RANT, BUT IT’S COMING FROM A PLACE OF CONCERN AND BEWILDERMENT NOT FROM AN “I’M BETTER THAN YOU” DIRECTION. I HAVE NO ANWERS. So I was at the mall attempting to buy a Speedo. … Read More

Adventure: Hand to Garden to Table

In theory this will work. Yes, I’m planting at the wrong time, but my travel schedule doesn’t play well with the flow of nature, so I have to get creative. It’s pretty damn amazing to stick something in the ground … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico

Give me a few days in New Mexico and I’ll make the most of it. Run(tiny), hike, fish and ride. Not to mention consume as much local stuff as humanly possible. A strange food trip for me. Eating once a … Read More

Yoga: Morning Tools

This was my NoCal yoga spot for the past few days. Pink isn’t the new anything. It’s just pink. And that’s all that is needed. Travel mat, sweat cloth, two therapy balls I use on my feet-I stand on them … Read More

Adventure: Texas River Fishing

It started the day before. The trash talk. My mom and I. “You are probably too old to find the river, and even if you did you would probably fall in and I would have to save you,” I said … Read More

Yoga: Sweat

Sweat. There are those who love it and those who don’t. I love it. Potentially this comes from fifteen years in Texas where sweating is a sport. A hundred degrees with ninety plus percent humidity. Love it. Unless I have … Read More

Yoga: Location, Location, Location

Anywhere you do yoga is great. Fine. Just fine. But location can add to the experience. Now, where I live the yoga schools are packed with uber Newport women who eat little and yoga lots. They are impressive, and on … Read More

Adventure: Bianchi Coastal

Back from the New Mexico mountains. Sea level. Everything is easy. Up early, just spinning. Ticking of the k’s. Or miles or whatever unit of measurement you prefer. Alone on the road. Back Bay to Shady to Laguna Canyon. Stop … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Earth

I stayed with a friend on this last trip. Up at 5AM everyday to get on the bike. Back by 8:30 which is 7:30 CA time, so an hour to eat, shower and get ready for the Blurb battle. Late … Read More