Why I bike to work—or how I just really want to be a kid again

I'll never forget the best bike ride of my entire life, probably because about eight hours earlier I suffered through the worst bike ride of my life. I was seventeen years old and had agreed to go on a long and intense day of hiking and biking up Mount Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula with … Continue reading Why I bike to work—or how I just really want to be a kid again

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Letter writing, the Isle of Man and a 30 day challenge

It's September 1998. I've just graduated high school and left home for the very first time to volunteer as a Gap student on the Isle of Man, a tiny little island (32 miles long by 11 miles wide) in the middle of the Irish Sea. When I first heard that I had been accepted to … Continue reading Letter writing, the Isle of Man and a 30 day challenge