Oct 222010
Bringing the Outside In

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco It’s been raining a lot lately.  This is good for our reservoirs, but not good for my weekend plans. All this time spent indoors, reading good books and drinking hot tea, reminds me of the winters that I spent in New York City.  Without the means or the time […]

Mar 062010
Rediscovering Joshua Tree

Rainy days are good for catching up on blogging.  Lately I’ve been making a bigger effort to get OUTSIDE.  In my opinion, Los Angeles is one of the best cities for the outdoor rock climber.  It’s within striking distance of sport, trad and bouldering, and offers anything from granite to sandstone to volcanic tuff, and […]

Feb 222009
Rainy Days

Los Angeles is turning green again. Despite the recent spate of rains however, California is suffering under a severe drought. (For more details, check out this NY Times article.) Even worse, according to a 2008 National Geographic Magazine article, the 20th century was actually the wettest century of the past millennium for the western United […]