JuLee Rudolf

Peter, Peter — Writer, Seeker

I opened my front door to the quietest of knocks. Our six-year-old son waited with a stranger. My heart raced at the realization of what… Continue reading

 

Island Unseen: Lab Girl, The Lorax, The Hidden Life of Trees and Me

I used to think of trees as majestic, oxygen-producing shade-providers. Not anymore. Reading Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees and Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl… Continue reading

 

Island Unseen: Beach combing at Bowman Bay

Making my way over and between barnacled, blunt-edged rocks and boulders along the north shore of Bowman Bay, quiet clickings increase in proportion to my… Continue reading

 

ISLAND UNSEEN| Cle Elum Ridge Run 25K: Sometimes, You Just Have To Show Up

A line of bibbed runners file past as we enter the Taneum Junction Campground parking lot in Cle Elum. This is not a good sign,… Continue reading

Island Unseen: What’s SUP?

The second day of summer 2017 was the best one ever for a couple of stand up paddle boarders lucky enough to book a tour… Continue reading

Island Unseen: Bad news, free shoes and spectacular views

Standing alone in our tiny, two-room, bathroomless cabin in Winthrop on race morning, I took a step, felt a twinge atop my thigh, and collapsed,… Continue reading

Island Unseen: A fish called Wanda

My feet hit the slick, rocky bottom of Whistle Lake’s shore. I stood. And tried not to cry. I’d just completed a quarter mile out… Continue reading

Ragnar Trail Rainier: It ain’t for babies

“It’s Ragnar Trail for babies,” I told my teammates a month from the start of the race. I’d seen the trail map screen and neglected… Continue reading

Island Unseen: The science of the clams

The intruder made a beeline for the shore, slowed and placed her hands in the frigid water. I watched, hoping she wouldn’t notice something I… Continue reading

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Random ramblings on reading, recreation, running and similar subjects

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Island Unseen: Random ramblings on reading, recreation, running and similar subjects

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Island Unseen: Random ramblings on reading, recreation, running and similar subjects