Articles by: Steveok

Scouting an Event is an Event of the Present

Scouting an event, especially when it is one that covers mile of territory, can be one of the most challenging chores. That is, if you have the luxury of time, access, and in best case, same time of day conditions.  I have the CityTail Loppet coming up tomorrow morning, and […]

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Dancing the water’s edge

Dancing the water’s edge. The cast, the ledge. Backlit glow. Darkness below. Mountains draw their line. Earth and space defined. Morning’s pink. Day passes with a wink. Sunset reflections so bright.  Some draw shades to block sight. But is to look away to deny? Forgetting to ask, who am I? Yearning to the beyond. To be around what […]

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Discovering Georgetown (the one in the other Washington)

Took a bike stroll down to Georgetown, on good advice last night. On a stunning spring Seattle Friday afternoon, I ventured south along the Duwamish Bike Trail that snakes the Duwamish River. Navigationally, this river is one of several waterways in the area that create both natural paths, and potential barriers. If you want to […]

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Reflections and Directions

With the tropics behind us, we headed north to the tundra’s bitter winter temperatures — for the warmth of home. High above the horizon, we looked downward and eastward — for a view of a stunning sunset. A reminder that origins and destinations are relevant. We come and we go. Traveling, like breathing, involves […]

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iCarumba!

iCarumba! (pronounced: [ˈai kaˈɾamba]), from the Spanish interjections ay (denoting surprise or pain) and caramba (a minced oath, a euphemism for carajo), is an exclamation used in Spanish to denote surprise when one’s iPhone is stollen. (This is a story about doing lines in Colombia. I could not the temptation to bring attention to this evening by using a classic and negative stereotype of organized […]

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