Month: February 2013

Drumming by Kaze Daiko

Turn your speakers up to 11 before playing the following video. You won’t feel it in your chest like you would have if you’d been sitting five feet away, but you’ll get a good feeling for the energy these performers brought to their Year of the Snake new year’s performance. It’s awesome!

Gong Hei Fard Choy


A bunch of photographer friends celebrated the Lunar New Year yesterday in Seattle’s International District. My ears are still ringing from all of the firecrackers and competing drums!

Over the river and through the woods


Nick and I went snowshoeing last weekend. It was a pleasant river walk along the North Fork Nooksack. Every now and then we’d round a corner and see a jagged mountain peak sticking it’s head above the trees. I just can’t get enough of how beautiful our state is.

Five Pieces of Inspiration #5

  1. Jeffersonian Dinners Create Transformative Connections
  2. Trimming pack weight with toothpaste dots
    toothpaste dot
    Tips and tricks to lighten my overnight backpack are always interesting and inspiring. ITS Tactical has a super idea for making dried “toothpaste dots.” Admittedly, this is the last thing you should be worried about when trying to go ultralight. It’s ingenious nonetheless. It would also be super for travelers who are trying to reduce their load.
  3. Andy Puddicombe on ten mindful minutes

    When was the last time you spent ten minutes doing nothing and just seeing what the world and your mind brought to you?
  4. Steinbeck on the power of sleep:

    “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” – John Steinbeck

  5. Bike commuters are the happiest commuters.