July 21, 2020 was a special day. That’s because it’s the day when my AmeriCorps crew and I met our main “boss” with the City of Boulder, the personification of fear itself: Jo.
For those of you who don’t know me, I look like I’m in shape – but this is a trick. If I do more than 30 seconds of cardio, I fall to the ground, defeated, and accepting of death. Guess what kind of work hiking all day with a sledgehammer in your backpack is? Cardio.
As promised, I’m finally continuing the story of my AmeriCorps term in Colorado. The last entry in this series recounted events that took place on July 15, 2020. On that day, my work crew and I began working on a trail managed by the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department. We returned to that trail on July 16, although there was a twist later on.
Happy New Year! Now that the forced holiday cheer is out of the way, it’s time to get down to business. By “business,” I mean an announcement that is likely of zero consequence to your lives.
The holiday season is coming to an end, and I know I’m not the only one thinking, “Thank God.” This much cheer and time off work are intolerable for those of us who crave excitement, and we require a shot of adrenaline to preserve our sanity. I have just what you need.
This has been a crazy year. As you may recall, in my last post (which I had to take down due to ‘friendly encouragement’), I stated that my AmeriCorps term with the Montana State Parks wasn’t going well. In fact, it was going so poorly that I quit. When I did so, Parks staff in western Montana learned about my situation, and…
We’re now one week into 2021, and The Jaguar and Allies’ sixth full year of operation. In this post I’m going to briefly look back over 2020, and then describe what’s on the horizon for myself and this blog.
On July 15, 2020, my AmeriCorps crew and I didn’t return to the area that we’d been working at for the past several days. Instead, we headed for a new location.