Timpanogos Hike Report 2015-08-15

Timpanogos Hike Report (or saved by my Water Filter) I woke up 5 minutes before my 5:00 AM alarm on Saturday morning so I took that as a sign that I was supposed to hike Timp with the Hansen family annual Timp trip https://www.facebook.com/events/655128821256064/675862545849358/ I showered, put on sunscreen, and got my stuff together I had packed the night before,…

dental issues

So I took an unplanned visit to the dentist this morning. I had an oral surgery 5 days ago. I have had a tooth missing for over a year now, thankfully it is not a visible one, but the jaw is thinning out where it goes, and my bite is off because it is missing. With a change in dental…

Do one thing every day that scares you

I have read this before – I never really put it into practice on purpose – but as I look back at my life, I see that every time I have achieved something, I have done things that scare me. This includes: Going to USMC bootcamp applying for a job as a programmer with no degree writing and sharing what…

What do I want from life?

I watched the movie Peaceful Warrior for the first time last night. I have read book it is based on, Way of the Peaceful Warrior multiple times since I was a teenager. So I am in a reflective and soul searching frame of mind. I made the following lists (non-edited brain dumps in order of thinking of it, *not* priority)…

On grief, loss, and sorrow

a friend at work lost their spouse to cancer. what do I tell them? My condolences? trite, cliche. meaningless. About my losses, and that I understand their pain? This feels like I would be making it about me. That I am sorry? – it is not my fault To let me know if I can do anything? I am not…

Steak with mushroom and onion sauce

2 or 3 small (but thick) steaks. 1 tablespoon oil or butter half an onion 4 oz of sliced mushrooms (drained if from can) 2 tbls corn starch 1/2 tsp soy sauce 1 cup water heat oil in pan (I used a cast iron skillet with lid.) chop up onion put in onions, mushrooms and stir around to coat with…