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Gazing at the Sun: Global Eclipse Gathering

“I can’t believe we’re dealing with this bullshit just to watch someone turn the sun off for two minutes,” my dear friend Jeff crackled over our walkie talkies. It was 11:30 PM on Wednesday August 16th. My caravan of friends, spread out between 4 vehicles, had been sitting in line to get into the Symbiosis Eclipse Festival in Big Summit Prairie, Oregon since roughly noon that same day.

We were exhausted, buzzed on alcohol, and we just wanted to get into the festival grounds to quickly setup camp and crash until the next morning.

The start of this festival was rough, one of the roughest I’ve ever experienced. And while the struggle was…oh so real by spending a week in a dusty, sometimes wildfire smoke filled prairieland, I look back on this week with nothing but a full heart and contentment and so much love.

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Favorite Music Albums of 2016

2016 has seen some amazing albums released. Here is a list of albums that helped get me through this year and what I’m looking forward to next year.…

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Summer Meltdown

Where is this year going? I feel like I’ve been saying the same thing for the past 3 years. I can’t believe it’s August already. I love August though. I can always sense a change in the air, summer…

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What the Festival?! 2015 Recap

It feels like such a long time since I’ve done a festival recap. Paradiso seems so long ago (2 years ago). At the last minute I bought tickets to What the Festival?! in Oregon. Two of my favorite people…

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Slow Magic: A 3 Year Love Affair

At some point late in 2012, I remember it quite vividly because good things happened that night, I was sitting on my friend’s couch in his Capitol Hill apartment. There were a number of us hanging out, drinking beers,…

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Summer Skin Pt 2

September was a blur with a wedding in California, followed by a trip to Las Vegas, followed by a move, and then a trip to Portland. So without further ado.. Summer Part II! I celebrated my 25 times around…

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Another Whirlwind Holiday Season

Another holiday season driving from Seattle to Spokane, Spokane to Wenatchee, Wenatchee to Spokane, and then Spokane to Seattle. The past week has been filled with family and pets and work. Being able to stay in Spokane and work…