Category: On the loose

Adventures, camping, road trips, ride, anything other than boring home chores & cubicle life!

Oregon Trails Summit

Along with a few other lucky ladies, I was privileged to attend the Oregon Trails Summit in Bend last weekend. PNER sent me to talk trails, but I brought a lot of past experience as both a trail user and stakeholder (I worked on trails with Northwest Youth Corps for six summer seasons, as well…

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Zen Mind?

In the sports I’ve chosen to dabble in (endurance riding, bike riding and running), most people speak of reaching a zen moment, or a blank mind, or just a moment when everything quiets and it’s just them and the road, or the trail ahead. It’s usually that indefinite stretch of time between the warm up…

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Namesake

Lately it feels as if I’m paralleling my namesake, Jamethiel, more than ever, in terms of the level of crazy this year has held. (For those who don’t know, I’m named for the main character in a beautiful, convoluted, complicated, epic fantasy series The Chronicles of the Kencyrath. The author makes George RR Martin seem…

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We went full nautical!

For a chunk of last year I had to dust off my single mom parenting skills, as Tom traveled extensively for work and kicked butt all along the way. Customers and internal employees alike sang his praises, and rightfully so. His employer (now mine too, though totally different departments!) rewarded our family with a hefty…

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From the Pen of Mae Clair

Suspense/mystery author supporting other authors, and sharing folklore

Walder's Way Equestrian Center

The journey of champions!

Little Old Lady Comedy

Comedy That Matters (To Us)

Elin's Era

Life under the thinking tree

DC UL Backpacking

wake early, walk far, and travel light

The Wandering Lindstroms

Footloose in a Fifth Wheel