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I’ve been fortunate that my partner enjoys playing video games with me. I’m a rough beginner. When I first began I could not grasp the notion of moving the camera in sync with movement. In that, where your camera points, you go. To this day I still struggle with managing this but with enough practice, I will soon be able to not only run but … Continue reading So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?
All I did was reach, as slowly as I could, to a not so great hold. As I grabbed it, I felt a crunch in my right middle finger. I moved my feet and then decided to let go. My finger felt OK but I knew something wasn’t right. I decided to try out a less steep climb and it seemed as though I had … Continue reading Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries
I sat in the movie theater and could hear everyone’s eyes roll. It was after one of those stupid one liners that really wanted to be taken very seriously. Looking back, I cannot recall the name of the movie but I do recall the distinct feeling that I’ve been taken for a fool. I was done with Hollywood. I wanted more from my entertainment. I … Continue reading Video games for Beginners
#lasvegas where the water tastes funny 🙊 A post shared by freerangedanger (@freerangedanger) on Jan 6, 2017 at 5:18pm PST Las Vegas or possibly translated as ‘The Meadows’ in Spanish, has long been known as a reprieve from the arid and seemingly desolate Mojave Desert. Now, a bustling resort town and more importantly a winter climbing spot, Las Vegas is a highly desirable vacation destination … Continue reading Adios Food Desert
It should be no surprise that this weekend – I will be huddled in the blue-white glow of the TV to watch the world’s best competition climbers climb with each other in Vail Colorado for the IFSC Bouldering World cup 2016. While the men’s competition is great, I am far more excited about the women’s show down between Alex Puccio, Megan Mascarenas, and Shauna Coxsey. Wanna … Continue reading The Weekend
Two Hundred Million Years The first crocodilian was kind of lame. Spending lots of time on land, eating insects and hiding from larger predators. It wasn’t until about 144 million years ago that the alligator decided to stick to the water and become the armored death muscle you see today. Now there are 23 species of crocodilians which make up three major families: Crocodylidae, Gavialida, and … Continue reading Sexy times of Alligator mississippiensi
As you know, I’ve moved to the Pacific Northwest and let me tell you, this place is pretty magical. The forests are a glimpse of a more bearable Dagoba, the waters are rich with life (and probably sharks), and the unknown things that lurk behind, in, up, or around every gigantic tree or moss infused log are completely up to the imagination. It is wonderful. … Continue reading The Mythical Creatures of the Pacific Northwest
Suddenly, Sethi writes, dining out alone felt like a courageous act… – Simran Seith, from Why Eating Out Alone Doesn’t Have to be so Lonely Being alone is a gift. It is a privilege. It is… hard. But rather than shy away from this challenge, embrace its inevitability. We will be alone at some point in our lives if we are not already. There is … Continue reading The Art of Alone
We eat. Every single human on the planet eats, or wants to eat. With that, eating is often one of the few forms of true cultural exchange many of us will ever experience. It is far easier (and cheaper) to pick up an order of Thai food than it is to move to Thailand. Granted, many foods that have been successfully appropriated to the American palate … Continue reading A Comestible Life