Marmot Mornings; a Journey to White Mountain

In the summer of 2015 my boyfriend and I went off adventuring in the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierras. This was only a month after I had back surgery and we had dreams of conquering Mt Whitney along with White Mountain but to be perfectly honest, just belong able to walk and hike again after …

To Bee or Not To Bee

Some folks love to gamble in casinos amid the slot machines, the craps tables and the black jack dealer. I play the ponies. It’s what I do for a living actually. I work as a professional handicapper and even during my hiatus months I can’t seem to stay away from the lure of “the track” …

Baldwin Lake Hike Through a Cyclone

Two months ago I was bunkered down in an apartment in Bangalore as torrential rains flooded the cow shit filled streets. I was a long way from Baldwin Lake, California.We did not leave the apartment for two days because it was raining sideways, harder than I had ever seen in my life and frankly I was …

Sweet Potato Vadas with Chiles and Curry Leaves

Only in India can you get fingerprinted and buy a chicken all at the same store. As we traveled the highways and back roads of southern India I was lucky enough to try my first India vada at the same little shop and I was hooked. Welcome to the back roads of India. These roads are framed by …

Simple Valentine’s Day 3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse

I don’t know how many times I’ve spoken the words “Well I survived that hike” Today is Valentines Day. I survived the hike (again!) and I am feeling loved. Today I’m thankful for dry warm feet (finally!) freedom flowers and a boyfriend who wants to make Valentines Day great again. ‘Mercia! Before I received these …