Fun in the Sun(rise)

Another gem from the Department of the Interior today, taken at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

Sunday Sunrise

Sunrise at Old Faithful, courtesy of the Department of Interior.


Running a half marathon teaches you a lot of things. One thing I learned this this year was not to dump water on your head when you’re running with your iPhone which your relying on to shoot video and photos. I digress. All told, the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon was everything I hoped it…

Get Ready

At the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo, runners participating in any of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon events can find their name in the above photo.

Baltimore Bikes

  Spotted these bicycle-shaped bike racks in Baltimore this weekend. They are pretty awesome.

Land-use adaptation

Zion National Park is one of those rare, and magical, geological spots.  When animals like the mammoth, giant sloth and camel died off because of climate change and overhunting 8,000 years ago, inhabitants were able to rely on the resources of the land and adapt their lifestyle, despite being in the desert. According to the…

On an island

Once a year my family would trek to the Eastern shore, and it would undoubtedly involve a day-trip to Assateague Island National Seashore. My parents equated it with wide swaths of generally unpopulated beach. I associated it with flies, angry ponies, and the time I fell in a swamp trying to reach a dollar bill….