An open letter to my friends in Texas

Dear all my friends in Texas, I was hoping my birthday would fly under the radar. When the scoop of birthday ice-cream came out after dinner last Friday night I was very appreciative. At dinner on Saturday night when y’all arrived wearing “bart-themed” t-shirts, I felt humbled that everyone would go to the effort. I was not expecting...

Meeting the locals in Arkansas

Jackfork MTB trail While staying in Little Rock, Arkansas for one night only, I decided to see if I could find a trail to ride close by in the afternoon. I found Jackfork MTB trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and headed out for a pedal. While I applaud the effort of the local riders to design and build this trail — it’s ~7...

Let’s talk doughnuts

Above is a picture of where the best doughnuts I’ve (probably) ever eaten used to reside. There’s no photo of the doughnuts themselves because I didn’t think it was necessary. I mean, we’ve all eaten great doughnuts, and they don’t all warrant a portrait, but the 100 Layer Doughnut™ from Five Daughters...

The best case for your Aeropress filters

If you use an #aeropress and travel or camp (or even if you don’t), I highly recommend grabbing a GoTubb by @humangear to store your paper filters. This is the best case you can buy to store the paper filters for your Aeropress. They fit perfectly and protect from moisture, bending, and damage, especially when throwing your gear...