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Earlier this summer, in between my move from Los Angeles to Portland, I got to spend an entire month living in my northern California hometown (i.e saving some money while taking my first real break from work in almost a year). I even got to stay in the house I grew up in while sleeping in the same room I had for most of elementary and middle school. For some this might sound like… Read More

Back in March, I wrote about some of my career struggles. Just to recap: I HATE sitting at a desk for 40+ hours a week, despite the fact that my field is important and does great work for the world. I still believe this to be the case. Archivists make it possible for the rest of us to remember things, whether that be family history, an historical event that happened 100 years ago, or… Read More

What I’m about to say might sound a little silly. However, I promise though that I’ll try and form this post into a semi-coherent and complete thought. You might even agree with me. For a lot of reasons, I’ve begun to develop a very mixed reaction to the whole “adventure lifestyle” photography that we see with increasing frequency on social media. I think you know the type of photography and sharing I’m referring to…. Read More

Okay, bear with me on this one. I said I was going to write my next post about my continuing sleeping issues. While I’m still going to do that for my next, NEXT post (I’ve figured some things out, maybe), I’ve been thinking a lot about doing a post in regards to some of my backpacking goals. Goals you say? Like, what trails you want to hike? Sort of. I’ve certainly been making… Read More