Out of LA

I’m writing to you from the frigid air-conditioned hell that is who-knows-where near Los Angeles. Worse, I’m in a Starbucks using the free wifi. Worse? I slept in my van in a Walmart parking lot last night. After pulling over at 3:30 and waiting four hours for LA traffic to abate, I hopped back on […]

6 Months Off the Trail

Dear friends, Today marks 6 months off the Pacific Crest Trail. A lot has happened, as you’re probably aware if you’ve been watching my Twitter or Instagram. 6 Months in a Nutshell I spent most of October and November slowly recuperating from a trail-worn, decrepit state. I was staying with my mother on her vintage […]

AJAXify WordPress Comments

This is adapted from James’ code at MakeUseOf.com, only because a few things broke with WordPress 3.8. Most the changes are in the PHP, due to the $comment_type parameter of wp_notify_postauthor being deprecated in WordPress 3.8.0 and because assigning the result of new by reference results (&get_comment and &get_post) returns a PHP error. The PHP […]

Aren’t You Scared?

Last Wednesday I traveled to Portland to surprise visit my boyfriend. He knew I was coming, but not when, and not how. He tried guessing how I would get to Portland. “Your van?” No. “The bus?” No. “A ride share?” Nope! He couldn’t guess. I had decided to hitchhike, just like I had done all […]

This Cap Was Perfect

I got this great letter from a customer of mine who loved his Little Package cap. I got many letters like this over the years, and wanted to share this one to share the love! I love getting letters like this. Getting them now that I’m done making caps is a little sad, but that’s […]

The Little Van and the Big Mansion

Something really strange and magical happened the morning I rolled into Brookings, Oregon for the first time. I had woken alone at a rest stop just north of town, and taken my time to fully wake and get ready for my “day.” Thing is, I didn’t have anything I had to do. Not really. I […]