Crushing the Bachelor (kind of) Life

The rain pours off the top of the sandstone cliffs creating a waterfall which nearly blocks our view of the cove.  Thunder rumbles.  He looks around and back up at me and says with a slight accent, “I’m sure it is going to pass.”  I know that it is going to take at least another hour so I mention that we should hike a little … Continue reading Crushing the Bachelor (kind of) Life

So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

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?

Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries

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

Video games for Beginners

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

Adios Food Desert

View this post on Instagram #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 … Continue reading Adios Food Desert

The Weekend

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

Sexy times of Alligator mississippiensi

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

The Mythical Creatures of the Pacific Northwest

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