Would Survivorman Approve?

Our Camp Every Month challenge continues: we winter-camped two weekends ago! This was my third time ever, and our second time this winter (the first, if you’re being literal, as our first time was in December before the solstice). For the most part, we enjoyed our Saturday-to-Sunday adventure, and learned a few things, as well: Staying…

Yoga for Your Hands: Mudras

Several years ago, my yoga practice relied upon a few audio podcasts. A few times a week, I’d roll out my mat, maybe light a candle, queue up the podcast on my iPod, then follow the instructions for 30 or 60 minutes. In some of the more stationary instruction narratives, I was instructed to hold my hands a…

Camping in November

It’s been quiet here at arahbahn.com. Almost as quiet as it was at the above campground, last Saturday night! My writing has not been flowing but the activity has been real. Up soon: a post of my recent exploration with mudras. What have I been up to? Camp -and see Cooper- every month We’re up to…

2016: A Two-Race Year

The snow isn’t flying and the running is fun for me right now. And yet, now seems as good a time as any for a “year in review” for my running. The one race I have left, I’ve been advised not to run. This is why this post is full of photos of produce: I…

Danktrip 2016

We’ve made it just 3 months into our objective of camping once a month for a whole year, and this time we got WET! Really wet. Ah, this brings me back to some memorable experiences: Take my 5th grade class trip. The recipe included: Olympic peninsula, leaky platform tent, cotton sleeping bag. By morning, the idea of a…

Heavy things: $121

I took a trunkload of things to Play It Again Sports recently, hoping someone might find value in them. Some of these things I had owned for over 20 years. I had thought maybe I’d need them in the future (Rollerblades). Maybe a part of me still needed to hold them close, as a part of my…

Live theater is good medicine: a year at the Guthrie

This week, as I wrap up my first year of season tickets to the Guthrie Theater, I find myself addicted to the music from new Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” It plays in my car and from my iPod during my short runs lately, and earworms from the musical fill various filler pockets (i.e. waiting for coffee to brew, walking the…