Monthly Archives: October 2009

Cleaning Up Someone Else’s Mess…

After the all-park safety meeting and baked potato lunch (the L.E. rangers and staff DID come through!), I went with a couple of willing (er… “we feel sorry for Jen”) coworkers and looked at the crap left behind by my … Continue reading

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To-Do List

I make lists endlessly. Sometimes I actually get through half of the things I note that I must do. That’s a good day. But I’m going to try to be better. Will someone please hold me accountable?! The following are … Continue reading

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A Realization

Anyone who knows me knows that I love botany, environmental sciences, and even a bit of math now and then. I’m convinced that I didn’t learn anything (or at least retain anything) in those Western Civ. classes forced on me … Continue reading

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Inspiration

As I write this, I’m sitting on the porch at Whittaker’s Bunkhouse in Ashford. This is the home of the coffee shop that I usually steal WIFI from, while drinking a coffee (not stolen). However, it is closed right now. … Continue reading

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Landslides, Power Outages, and Being Prepared

Today about 1 p.m., we lost power here at the park. Longmire and TWoods (park HQ) were affected, but interestingly, the Nisqually entrance station (about halfway between Longmire and TWoods) had power. Since most of my office work today and … Continue reading

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Changes

The colors of the leaves are changing. Fall is just stunning the mountains. In the picture above, blueberries cover the subalpine slopes of Paradise with red and yellow leaves. Still plenty of berries to pick! The Vine Maples out here … Continue reading

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Busy Week; Weekend with the "Kids"

We’ve had some very full days this week here in the Ed office. Monday was an office day, 54 8th graders on Tuesday (+parents and teachers), and 52 8th graders on Wednesday (+parents and teachers). Yesterday afternoon/evening was spent driving … Continue reading

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