5 Ways Not to Be a Jerk (in the Outdoors).

5 Ways Not to Be a Jerk (in the Outdoors).

I mean, obviously, there are more than five...but these ones are pretty basic. Nothing too serious either (except Patrick Stewart).  Say “hello” to other people you meet in remote places. I find it incredibly bizarre to hike/ski past other people in the woods and say nothing. Why are you pretending not to see me? Are you on a silent retreat? (Wear a sticker or something!) Maybe what is even weirder is when I say “hello” and you just stare back at me. Maybe you don’t speak English, which is totally fine. But, you,…continue reading →
Book Review–SevenEves

Book Review–SevenEves

Review by Ryan.  Book by Neal Stephenson. “The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.” Reads the first line of Neal Stephenson’s latest sci-fi epic, Seven Eves. The hefty tome, which weighs in at 861 pages in hardback is about par for the long-winded, big dreaming author. Contained within are really two fantastic stories imagining the fate of humanity after a world-ending disaster.  In the first part, or rather two parts as this story itself is divided, Stephenson entwines a fantastic story with myriad characters around the fascinating thought experiment:…continue reading →