Author Archives: Haliku

About Haliku

Mountain climber, ultrarunner, scuba instructor, world traveler, student of life

Happy 2764th Birthday Rome!

One of my favorite European cities has a birthday today. According to legend, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Following the murder of Remus, Romulus became the first king of Rome. The traditional date of … Continue reading

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Casa Amarilla: Antigua, Guatemala

No matter how many ‘nice’ hotels I stay at during my travels there is something about hostels that makes me feel at home in whatever country I might be resting my head at night. The Casa Amarilla is one fine … Continue reading

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Food Extremes and Obesity in the USA

Is it food or just nutrition you are eating?  The media and mega manufacturing have been pivotal in pushing nutritionism, the trend of looking at food as ingredients for an individual ingredient’s value and not the overall food that contains … Continue reading

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Armchair Archaeology

If I had a dollar for every time someone said, “I wanted to do that when I was in college” after hearing that I was an archaeologist in the past, I could still afford to be an archaeologist! While my … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity in Denver: Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission

In honor of election day in the USA lets take a look at one of the initiatives on my Colorado ballot. I was surprised and amused with ballot initiative 300. To all my past and present trekkie friends there might … Continue reading

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A Fall Run on the Monarch Crest Trail

After our cold snap in Denver (20 F!) this week and awakening of Indian summer I am appreciating the few trees that still have their fall color wardrobe. It may be ski season in the mountains but it is warm … Continue reading

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Earning your ‘C’ card in Santa Rosa, NM

So you want to get scuba certified huh? Well come along on a recent weekend road trip to Santa Rosa, NM where the famous Blue Hole has been the starting point for hundreds of diver certifications each year. This trip … Continue reading

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Many Bites of Elephant at the Boulder 100

A little over a week ago I pulled the trigger and actually registered for the Boulder 100 race to be held 16-17 October. As I mentioned in my recent article I had not been training for another race this year … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure: 100 Miles

An attempt at running my first 100 mile race. Continue reading

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AAC – ACI Climber’s Exchange in the Tetons

While many were enjoying picnics and BBQ’s with their loved ones at family gatherings and block parties I went north to Grand Teton National Park for the first half of the USA-Iran climber exchange hosted by the American Alpine Club … Continue reading

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