A Long Overdue Update

haven’t written a lot in a while because there hasn’t been a ton going on. That is about to change, however, so here I am, writing. The last major post from me was written while I was in the New River Gorge. We spent a…

The Balance of Life is in the Ripe and Ruin

Tradition can often cast a fog over a beautiful view. Ever since I began vocalizing my disbelief in a god I have been asked about my thoughts on death. People often will ask questions like: “Aren’t you worried that nothing happens to you after you…

Fayetteville, Blacksburg, and Brooklyn

I’ve been in Fayetteville for a month now, and it has been a month full of dramatic emotional shifts in every direction! When we first arrived, we were super excited to climb, and were really hoping to spend a lot of time dialing in our…

Home Sweet Home

Sorry Northern Virginia, I’m not talking about you. We have finally found ourselves back at The New River Gorge in West Virginia arguably the best sport climbing destination on the east coast. With nearly a thousand routes and vibrant community centered around the AAC campground,…

Trad is Rad

Rope drag, run outs, and route finding are a few aspects of climbing that I have had little to no experience with until about three weeks ago- when I began trad climbing. Before I delve into my experience learning and practicing the art of trad…

Night Cap Capers

Ever since I’ve started consuming Soylent/Schmoylent, I’ve been having extremely vivid dreams, and I’ve even become lucid for brief periods in some of them! (If you don’t know, a lucid dream is one where you are aware that you are dreaming. Here’s a brief FAQ…

A Night in Sleepy Harbor

Intellectual conversation is a wavelength of human interaction that I have grown to truly appreciate. I have been pleasantly surprised by nearly continuous conversation regarding the modern societal status-quo and the issues within such a system. Austin and I moseyed into Bar Harbor late one…

An Evaluation of Rumney, NH

This post will be the first of a series of posts in which I evaluate the areas I visit on this Odyssey. I will be evaluating based on a number of factors which may include, but are not limited to: climbing, climbing approach, climate, driving…

Rumney, NH

Boosa pulled into Rumney, New Hampshire about mid-day last Tuesday. Stoked for some serious climbing and still cruising on all the positive vibes from Burlington, we headed straight for the crag. After a few good climbs we drove over to Plymouth, NH which is about…

The Food of the Future

have the taste buds of a picky child. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always detested eating vegetables, and when I was 4 or 5 I remember crying about having to eat green beans. I had always imagined various solutions to this problem,…