How Infidelity and Divorce are Making Me Outdoorsy

I'm not your average experienced camper. I'm not even sure I qualify - yet - as a camper. But as a soon to be divorced Mom of two boys, I need to fulfill both roles: Nurture-er and Nature-er.


Camping and the Single Mom

I promised a post.  I also promise that I will return from the Sierras.  With both dudes. Alive...


Nearly Cheated Out of Life by Infidelity, A Near Death Experience

It's been said that experiencing divorce is like experiencing a death.  Discovering infidelity - waking up one day, married, and then finding out...


Ditching Routines and Embracing Unknowns Amidst Divorce

This time last year I had wrapped my day climb of Mt. Whitney and was preparing for the swim from Alcatraz to Crissy Field...


Into the Forest I Go, But I

Seeking solitude this time of year is like trying to avoid the colors of red and green at Christmas.  The end of a school year brings picnics...


A Pretty Tangled Mess

I needed a breather this weekend.  Time away from thinking about the divorce, or my journey or anger or fear.  A conscious choice...


The Slow Creep of Bad Choices

Big life changes are wonderful times to create excuses for the emergence of behaviors that are best left behind.  Divorce and moving...


Is It the End of Days Already? But I

Today started like any other day on the mesa.  If day began at 9:00 AM. First a look outside to see what the weather chose to wear - blue? gray? sea mist?  


All The Little Things Lead to Big Things

Monday morning I woke up feeling blue. It would have been a perfect day to audition for a melodramatic film. My mad skill was crying on cue...


Testing, Testing...Is This Sign Working?

Until the day I die, and the mysteries of the Universe are unveiled to me, I buy it all.  Whatever you want to sell me, I'm buying it...


From the Twilight Zone to the Intertidal Zone

Mornings in a small town unfold slowly, with greetings, coffee cup in hand, and waves to those across the lane sneaking out...


Be Still, My Racing Heart

Do not expect warm, beachy weather in Stinson during the summertime.  If you show up here in July wearing shorts and a tank top, you will...


Shooting Stars and Signs Rain Down on Stinson Beach

Thanksgiving came early at the Everest household.  The dudes and I ventured west to Stinson Beach to celebrate the season and see shooting stars...


Fear Doesn

Earlier in the week, I had a conversation with a woman who was feeling insecure in her relationship.  Her revelation, and the fact that...