Summer Journeys

A trip back to Washington

I’m back! I guess you could say that I had a lot of fun in Texas, but in reality it was hot. I think on the first day it was 100 degrees outside and I was wearing jeans. I proceeded to have Chinese food at one of my friend’s restaurants. Her name is Jeany (I […]

Following the route of Napoleon

Today was the day  — the day that I was most anxious about. I would start my ascent of the Pyrenees. I had decided to break up the long mountain trek into two days. This would allow me plenty of time to take in the scenery and not feel rushed. I woke up and had […]

The Lone Star

Hello again! I’m sorry about my depressing post last time. Anyway, this time I’m happy because I’m going to Texas! El Paso, Texas, is where I grew up and was born, and I’m going back to visit my family up there. There’s really no reason to be sad about it, but who knows what’ll happen […]

A day of sorrow

Today was the worst of all days. I believe that today I have more to report than just Harvest Moon and Skyrim, but I feel that it is not as cheerful. Today I hope to share my feelings with the people that read this blog, for I regretfully say that my great-grandmother, Mema, has died. […]

Harvest Moon and Skype

Today, like most other days, I woke up and immediately began to check my email and my Skype account for new messages. I don’t really go out much, but when I do I tend to mess up the balance in the Force. Not that I don’t like to, but what purpose does a 13-year old […]

8 straight days on the trail…

You wake up as night gives way to day. You stay in bed a few extra minutes to contemplate your journey. You give a little stretch as you get out of bed. You grab your trekking clothes for the day and head for the toilet. You use the facilities and change. You head back to […]

Harvest Moon and Skype

Today I played Harvest Moon, and like any other day I checked my newly made Skype account for messages. I talked to my friends and harvested onions. One of the down sides of the Harvest Moon session was that I killed my patch of grass that would later serve as food for my cow, chicken, […]

Kids at The Crossroads Peru

This is the third summer that I have spent volunteering here at Kids at the Crossroads Peru. KATC is a non-profit being run by former Portlander GeGe Coleman. We provide supplemental education to 100+ children ages 4-14.  GeGe employs an all Peruvian staff of eight.  She herself draws no salary. KATC  is located high in […]

Escape from the Heat

Growing up in Arizona I was pretty used to heat.  We’d hardly bat an eye at triple-digit temperatures in July, and the 90s were a breeze.  This is my 8th summer in the Pacific Northwest and while I can still take the heat, I can tell you that I moved north for a reason.  The […]

Business and Pleasure

This week I am working with the WSU STEM-LIT program to prepare for an exciting program to be used at our school to incorporate more project-based learning in the classroom.  In preparation for a workshop with students in August, teachers are getting our hands on the materials, literally and figuratively, to make the magic happen.  […]

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