Finding Inspiration in Life and Graphic Novels: Oracle Code

SUBSCRIBE ME PLEASE What I’m Reading: Oracle Code If you look closely, you can find inspiration everywhere, including the Young Adult (YA) graphic novel, The Oracle Code, by Marieke Nijkamp. I’d borrowed this book from the library several times, but I’d overlooked it until I noticed it on a list of recommended books similar to …

Disappointment Becomes Gratitude at Beautiful Blanca Lake

SUBSCRIBE ME PLEASE Blanca Lake Blanca Lake has a ton of things going for it, including: Spectacular scenery to make the effort well worth a hiker’s time A butt-kicking 3300-foot elevation gain in just under four miles; and Ripe wild berries, if you visit in late summer. Add Few people on a late summer weekday …

Finding Empowerment on the Wallace Lake Loop Trail

In May 2020, when the state of Washington’s governor Jay Inslee reopened public hiking trails, my options were to hike alone with my dog Ajax, or hike with him and one person. Lucky for me, Ajax is a wonderful hiking partner, and the two of us have done dozens of hikes together during the past …