Pilgrimito at Shaw Butte

If there’s one thing this blog is lacking, it’s recent photos of me. On that note, I’m posting this photo Kathryn took of me Sunday while we were out hiking at Shaw Butte here in Phoenix.

It’s 8 am, I haven’t showered, I have an entire weekend of stubble, and there’s a ring of sweat around my collar. Kathryn clearly knows how to capture the essence of her subject. At least I was smiling. That’s quite rare.

I’ve lived in Phoenix for over seven years now. Say what you will about this city, but it still blows my mind that one can even take a photo like this in the middle of a city of 1.4 million people. In February, no less. You can’t tell from the photo, but I was wearing shorts.