Capturing Caprock Canyon

Back in March, during Spring Break, a friend and I visited Caprock Canyon, in Briscoe, Texas. The only other canyon I’ve ever visited is Palo Duro Canyon, but that was when I was eight years old, so Caprock is the first canyon I’ve been to that I can actively remember. It’s also the first canyon I’ve hiked in; which was an experience. Read More

Documentaries about Antarctica

So far, 2016 has been the year of documentaries. There’s just something about sitting on the couch, avoiding everything I need to do, and watching 6 hours of nature programs. So, as a continuation of my Antarctica series, I thought I’d list all the documentaries that got my obsession started. Read More

Spring Break = Learning ASL

I’m not going home for spring break, and Lubbock isn’t exactly the most exciting city. So, I’ve decided when I’m not hiking in Caprock, or sewing new pajama shorts, I’m going to take a shot at learning ASL!

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The Secrets of Antarctica (Part One)

A land of both ice and fire, Antarctica is known to harbor one of the harshest environments on Earth. It is the only continent to have zero permanent residents, as well as a treaty between over 53 countries. A treaty enacted to preserve the integrity and history of this lonely island. As stated by Jon Krakauer, “Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It’s like going to the moon.Read More

Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I’m tired of post-apocalyptic stories. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed The Road. While the world was very similar to Mad Max, or even The Walking Dead, McCarthy brought a fresh story-line to this usually straight forward genre. Read More