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May 2017 Update

Despite the appearance of my blog over the past year, I am still alive and kicking.

I've had a great past year. It was filled with adventures and good times. What have I been up to?

1. I'm walking a ton. At a minimum, I try to walk 10,000 steps a day. When you work a desk job, that is a lot of steps. If I work from home, don't go anywhere, and don't make an effort, I can walk around 2,000 steps in a day. To hit 10,000, I have to make a serious effort. This leads to long rambles to Minnehaha Falls, the Mississippi River, Fort Snelling and circles around the Mall of America.

I try to snap cool videos and photos while I walk. I took a short video of Minnehaha Falls this spring:


I also snap pictures of the wildlife I manage to stumble across, like this adorable duck family:

2. I've traveled a bit. I went with friends to Massachusetts and Maine a month or so ago. Best selfie from the trip:

Brian and I also took a trip to Hawaii in November. It's as beautiful as everyone says it is. 

3. I've read a lot of books. This year, my goal is to read at least 52 books. I'm over half way to my goal and it isn't even June yet. Best thing I have read recently is American War by Omar El Akkad. It's set in the future, in a time when America is in its second world war. Not only does it give an interesting perspective on what may happen, but it also has fascinating characters who face truly difficult situations. I recommend it, especially if you like speculative fiction.

Have you had a good year? What was the best thing about yours? Feel free to comment. 


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