Lands End day trip

The weather’s supposed to clear up this Sunday after several off-and-on days of much-needed rain, so I’m hoping to take the opportunity to bolt to San Francisco for a little day trip around the Outer Sunset / Lands End / the Legion of Honor. My plan is to check out Outerlands for the amazing-looking Dutch […]

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Skydiving

The hardest thing about it is actually jumping out the plane. When something both excites and scares me, I know I have to do it. (Photos by Clay Bonavito, owner of Bay Area Skydiving)

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“The Hill” by Rupert Brooke

The bravado of this poem makes the last line all the more poignant. Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. You said, “Through glory and ecstasy we pass; Wind, sun, and earth remain, the birds sing still, When we are old, are old … ” […]

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motivation.

I once promised myself that I’d do something new every day, even if it were as small as trying a different menu item or a new route to work, just so that each day of my life could have a little adventure in it. And if I put all I can into today—this one day […]

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A bit of Emma wisdom

When I was an undergrad and had just read The Sense & Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries by Emma Thompson, I developed a huge girl crush on her. (Huge.) I loved her intelligence and sense of humor and most of all her down-to-earth way of seeing things. So of course I would get a kick out […]

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