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The Wild

Updating and reposting this. A lot of my new subscribers (2018 and 2019) have never seen it. I figure this way I'll have more time for new hikes and watching anime! I go to the wild to recover my sanity... Continue Reading →

Piru Creek

Oh wow! after a bit of a dry spell I have so much to blog about. Some of it might even be interesting! Today we'll start with one of my favorite wilderness hikes, Piru Creek both north and south of... Continue Reading →

Bradford Ridge Path to Deep Creek – Oh My!

I said in my last Deep Creek post that I was going to try the Bradford Ridge route. I did that on yesterday, Oct. 8th. It was quite the adventure! Getting to the trailhead is easy. Find your way to... Continue Reading →

Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

One of my favorite hiking destinations! I have been going out to the Sespe for about 35 years now. I never fail to enjoy it. It is vast, 219,000 acres of land with hundreds of miles of little used trail... Continue Reading →

Fishbowl – Cedar Creek Loop

The Sespe Wilderness Area is vast. Within it are enough trails to keep an active hiker busy for years - or for someone like me, for a lifetime. A few of the trails are more active. The "biggie" is the... Continue Reading →

Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection

Nothing in nature is perfect. Even the finest of things have flaws and most things have many flaws. If you would live in a world full of imperfection and still see beauty, you must understand the beauty in the flaws... Continue Reading →

OWLS: Grotesque

This post regards the subject of "grotesque" in anime, my Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect subject for Halloween. I am not here to discuss 19th century sans serif typefaces. Grotesque means ugly, however you want to look at... Continue Reading →

Kotonoha no Niwa: The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created

Complete and total spoiler alert!   "I now think that I was learning how to walk then, as well. One day, once I'm able to walk a far, far greater distance, I'll come for you." The Garden of Words,  Kotonoha no... Continue Reading →

Monogatari Franchise

I am busy rewatching the entire Monogatari anime series for the third time. I have a not-quite photographic memory for movies and anime so for me to watch something even twice is a rare honor. This show was not produced in chronological... Continue Reading →

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