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Plane tickets: bought! And, why Americans should travel more.

Tonight’s my last night working at Solitude. These past several weeks have been a long, white blur. I come home at midnight, collapse into bed and dream until the beepbeepbeep of the alarm crashes the slumber party, waking me up to do it all over again. I also worked at my editing job this morning, […]

Susan’s next adventure – and first real writing job!

I’m planning a trip back to Peru in March and April, this time not just for fun, but with a purpose. I’m going to be working for a non-profit organization (Awamaki) based in Ollantaytambo, a small town not far from the famous Inca ruins at Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited […]

How does Susan Munroe Mountain?

The Canyons Resort out here in Utah is offering one lucky blogger the ultimate mountain gig: money, fame, gear, and sweet hook-ups, all for blogging four times a week on the subject of The Canyons and their awesomeness. Applicants had to submit a two-minute video on the subject of “mountaining”, a verb they […]

please conserve water

This morning I paged through pictures in a recent National Geographic issue devoted to water and the world’s myriad ways of using and thinking of water. One picture made me pause. A dark-skinned woman bared her teeth in a silent groan, straining to lift a bucket of water above her head and pass it to […]

Overacheivements

Feeling a bit over-extended these days. But oh, it feels good. I’m making up for five months of being unemployed and purposeless, I guess. A lot is happening all of a sudden. I’m going into my third winter in Utah, and I’m reminded of my third year at Clark University: the first two years were […]

kilometers are better than miles

Those “km”s whizz by so much faster than those ponderous “mi”s. And they sound far more impressive: “I just biked 20 km!” versus, “I did about 12 mi. this morning”. However one tells the distance, man, it feels good to be outside, moving, feeling the sweat on my back dry as I coast downhill, pedaling […]