About Maintenance

I've always hated the word and concept of "training." Maybe it's a particular personality quirk or maybe it's pointless semantics, but I do a lot of things that other people would consider training for their own sake. They have the side benefit of keeping me in shape, I guess, but it's hard for me to... Continue Reading →

Walks to Befriend Your City

This photo is in San Francisco! I see other cities sometimes! If you've ever wanted to walk around your city to explore it but can't figure out how, here's a handy guide to the things I do when I walk around, which I sure do a lot! So I'm basically an expert. Here's some expert... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Walking Very Slowly

To see my essay about hiking very fast instead of very slowly, click here. Things that have happened when I walked slowly or without any ambitious goal in mind:  When Wade and I went to a small park in Washington we didn't know anything about, we explored the network of short trails without a plan. ... Continue Reading →

Hiking Buddy Application

Note:  This is not actually meant to be a method of  judging people to be fit or unfit as hiking partners, it is just a slightly tongue-in-cheek idea I had after some conversations about What Makes a Good Hiking Buddy (an undefinable concept).  It might be a good way to get to know people before... Continue Reading →

Three Very Different Books About Walking

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit This book was a meandering but accessible description of why, culturally, we walk and how this has changed over the course of history. Everybody walks (well, almost), so the culture of walking is relevant to almost every field of study and every person. Walking, as Solnit says, is... Continue Reading →

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