I was not an athletic child. Or teenager. I blame my parents. As a proactive human being I shouldn’t necessarily go the “object-relations theory” route and blame everything on my parents, but I very directly and adamantly and unabashedly blame my non-athleticism on my well-meaning parents who I love. Back in 2nd grade, I satContinue reading “Couch potato to 5k: how I got off my butt and started running”
I went paragliding the other day! Luckily, it was me who was the amateur and not the person I was flying with. I don’t have any deep reasons for doing it. I just wanted to do it. It was either paragliding or skydiving, and paragliding was much cheaper (about $100 cheaper), so I chose toContinue reading “Amateur paragliding”
I live in Utah. There are many mountains. More specifically, there is THIS mountain: This is Timpanogos. It is likely the most-hiked mountain of Utah Valley, probably the most-hiked in the world*. *Not true
The first was Austin Armstrong, a boy I didn’t like at all. Back in 6th grade he was bullied by most of us because he picked his nose and even though everyone did it on the DL he did it in public and that was simply unacceptable because did he even wash his HANDS? Gross,Continue reading “The Three Austins In My Life”
Every year for homecoming BYU has an essay contest. I’ve never entered an essay contest before, so I decided to enter it this year. The theme was “Make your mark” and we had to incorporate teachings from Abraham O. Smoot, who helped found BYU. I didn’t win, but here’s the essay.
“So was James one of your close high school friends?” Austin asked me. We were standing next to a bridge over a tiny creek in a more rural part of Juneau, Alaska. Our Airbnb was next to a forest that covered a rather steep and slightly imposing mountain. The area was as if everyone whoContinue reading “Long post about old friends”
I follow Humans of New York on Instagram. If there was ever a cause that impressed me and inspired me, this is it.