Month: March 2018

Birthday Sarah in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area

We Could All Learn A Thing Or Two From Birthday Sarah

Happy Birthday, Sarah! Here I was considering myself the bee’s knees for creating the Yell to Hell, a 900+ mile hike from Yellowstone to Hell’s Canyon, while Birthday Sarah’s over here lapping the sun for a 24th time! That’s a distance of 584,000,000 miles x 24 = 14,016,000,000 miles. And since she’s too humble to […]

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Rape Culture and State Supreme Court saying a woman with cerebral palsy should have fought off her rapist

Our Rape Culture Honor Roll

We give judges the title of ‘Honorable.’ We stand up when they enter a courtroom. So we shouldn’t be surprised when this quark of authority worship leads to our blind faith in that they deserve it. In fact, we don’t question if they deserve it. Hence, the blind faith: they’re judges; they’re honorable. And I […]

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toxic masculinity in Yamaguchi assassination

Toxic Masculity: Penises in Japan and Tanks in Czechoslovakia

She would have liked to tell them that behind Communism, Fascism, behind all occupations and invasions lurks a more basic, pervasive evil and that the image of that evil was a parade of people marching by with raised fists and shouting identical syllables in unison. These lines from Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being […]

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Trump Attacked Me on Twitter Hall of Fame

My Trump Attacked Me on Twitter Hall of Fame Defense

Trump Attacked Me on Twitter On March 2, 2018, at a time when most presidents would still be sleeping off their previous evening’s cheeseburgers-in-bed, Trump put our tax dollars to use with some executive time. And when I woke up, I saw all over the headlines that he’d attacked me on Twitter. But People magazine […]

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Yell to Hell map

The Yell to Hell: World Premiere of Idaho’s Newest Long Distance Trail

While we’ve had soft openings here and here and here, here is a post dedicated to introducing what Eric and I mean when we say Yell to Hell. Yell to Hell Origin Story For an English graduate student to graduate means a lot of sitting down, a lot of reading, a lot of writing, and […]

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Still more Yell than Hell: Idaho’s Lemhis and Lost Rivers

During the summer of 2017, Alex and I (Eric) humped too-heavy packs from Yellowstone National Park to the Birch Creek Valley, about 300 back-country miles away. This was the third part of a 900 mile trail through central Idaho called the Yell-to-Hell. I’ve already spoken briefly about the first range we became acquainted with, the […]

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The more you believe in hard work, the lazier you may be

I grew up believing that success and happiness in life are the result of hard work. For a long time, this was my primary ideology, one of the most basic beliefs through which I interacted with and judged society around me. It took a long time to realize that this made me a very lazy […]

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minimalist fan art It’s Always Sunny Charlie

A minimalist fan art exhibit as balm to all the seriousness

Time to take a breath of minimalist fan art air.  For those of us who have yet to turn them off, a few minutes of minimalist fan art can heal a day’s over-exposure to news notifications. Arrested Development Hall     It’s Always Sunny Hall           Dead Man Piece   Encounters […]

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