Blue Pool

Yep, it’s really that blue. That’s it — no filters. The downside is it’s a well-known destination. You have to navigate mountain bikers, lines of hikers, dogs, and people taking selfies as they jump into it. Still, it’s worth it. The hike is shady most of the time, yet, the arrival yields that sense of […]

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The other day, we decided to hike even though the daylight was disappearing. Smith Rock beckoned. We brought the binoculars and our latest edition of iBird pro. Greta used her creativity in how to carry her water bottle. Birding for us means we stand around and argue about what we see or hear. We love […]

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Week 32: Giss

In Malcolm Gladwell‘s enjoyable read, Blink, he builds a case for how to “thin-slice” situations. By honing our abilities to focus on small, but important, things, we can make quick and correct judgments. We have words to describe this particular gift of reading deeply into the narrowest slivers of experience. Basketball players have “court sense”. […]

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