Kitesurfing Waddell in Heels

And they said it couldn’t be done. I fully kited in heels. Not cheater kiting in heels where the shoes are bolted to the board. Straight up heels on strapless surfboard. I made full turn and rode in toeside. It was also the freakin’ coldest day of the year! I would have stayed out longer […] Read More

Road Trip Day 12: I’m on a boat!

Ferry regulars are over the whole sundeck thing – especially on a chilly, cloudy day like today. I had the bow mostly to myself for a Titanic  “I’m queen of the world!” moment. True, it’s only a workhorse ferry crossing. But exhilaration can happen anywhere. The water is rushing beneath the deck and the wind […] Read More

Road Trip Day 11: Finally some kiting

I finally used the kite gear I’ve dragged one thousand one hundred and two miles. As eager as I was to actually use the gear I’ve been dragging in and out of hotel rooms and my car you’d think I’d have gotten out on the water quicker. This is the first time I’ve kited a […] Read More

Road Trip Day 3: Panoramas & Paranoias

For the full 700+ miles I’ve traveled I’ve continued my experiment of no auditory input and treating driving as a mediation practice. I’m getting better at letting the thoughts about things I can’t do anything abut at that moment go. Barreling down Oregon mountain highways at 65 miles per hour, there’s not much you can […] Read More

Nerdtastic Road Trip

Lord help me, I’ve become the digital age version of my mother. When we went on trips as kids mom had The Envelope. This was the life line of the trip. Above all else the envelope was to be protected. And no one besides mom was to touch it. What looked to the untrained eye like random […] Read More

Hell’s IT Department

I’m fairly convinced that bad UI design proof that Hell is real and that the demon hordes have pivoted  — shifting from lurking in dark corners to pick us off one soul at a time to utilizing technology to torment humanity and to corrode our souls with a slow, steady drip of frustration & irritation. Giving […] Read More

Sir Richard Branson: Challenge Accepted

The Idea: At one point when everything was looking really sketch Nat asked, “Whose idea was this anyway?” Mine. Though at that moment I was kinda regretting it… I’d seen the picture of Branson with the naked chick before, but one day it it hit me. Mike & I need to do the reverse! I […] Read More