A cautionary tale: Take severe weather seriously

Beware the man-eating mosquitoes on Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. And: Take lightning seriously. Wendy remembers a friend recently killed by a lightning strike hiking in Colorado.

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Pick a hobby like photography

Get a basic DSLR camera and go out for a shooting session whenever you see something interesting.

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Notes on (barely) reaching new heights

What happens when Wendy Parker scales a mountain in her husband's formerly native Phoenix? There's a lot of "fear and trembling" involved -- a lot of laughter, too.

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