Author Archives: Sam

That time in Colombia during a global pandemic

Bottles clinking around, we cheers’d each other, and after a round of asking the common traveler questions, where ya from, where have ya been, how long are you traveling for…  the topic of coronavirus came up again, it was quickly becoming the focus of many conversations.  We’re on the rooftop of our hostel in Santa […]


A little poem about gratitude that I wrote while hiking with my sister and a dear friend in Yosemite over the Thanksgiving holiday. Grateful… For the mountains and the trees To be where I want to be to just be For the scenic trails and colorful leaves For the earth beneath my feet To be […]

2016 Reflections and Favorite Photos

And here we are, near the end of another year, and I’m feeling reflective as I do. For 2016, for the first time in quite some time, I’ve been in the same beautiful house AND in the same satisfying job for the full calendar year. Oh and hey, the same slick car too. It’s been […]

Reflections and Intentions

I didn’t write much in this space in the last year, but I always take some time to reflect on the past year and share some of my intentions for the next. That’s you, 2016! If I could sum up 2015 in 8 words, it would be “out with the old, in with the new”. […]

Ten Years

Ten years. For ten years I have called the San Francisco Bay Area my home. On August 29th, 2005, I packed up my ‘96 Corolla with all my worldly possessions and drove north towards Marin County. I was nervous and excited and had NO IDEA that I was driving “home” that day, that I would […]