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Christina Sarracino
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My Deaf Voice
I am Deaf. I'll spare you a detailed explanation of my audiogram with concepts of decibels and frequency levels, but just know I'm really really Deaf. The moment I open my mouth to speak, hearing people can't seem to help but exclaim, "But you speak SO well...

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Multi Pitch Communication with a Deaf Climber
  When climbers meet me for the first time out on the crag and discover I am Deaf, curiosity is usually expressed on how I climb multi-pitch where verbal commands shouted blindly up and down pitches is considered essential. I want to share a system that I h...

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Lavender Hot Chocolate/ Mocha
Lavender Hot Chocolate / Mocha Create a double boiler by placing a bowl over a pot of boiling water Whisk together:  1 cup of milk, any kind (dairy, nut, etc) 1 heaping tsp cocoa powder 2 heaping tsp sugar, any kind (I used coconut sugar) a generous sprinkl...

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Oatmeal Tea
Little did I know my fate was sealed as I brushed against the thick foliage while loading kayaks onto the truck. The day had been glorious, following the the sunshine with the rhythmic dipping of oars into the water. We were learning from an instructor how ...

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Citrus Peel Vinegar Infusion
Citrus Peel Vinegar Infusion “Do not use cleaning chemicals on your kitchen surfaces. Someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter.”   -Found on a random passerby’s LuLuLemon shopping bag Inspiration does indeed strike where you least expect it, ...

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'Twas the Bight before Christmas
'Twas the Bight before Christmas : A Climbing Poem by Christina Cox 'Twas the bight before Christmas And all through the crag Not a single rope was flaked out All tucked away in rope bags Each rope was coiled in the bag with great care In hopes that a climb...

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Ode to an Anchor
Ode to an Anchor: A climbing poem by Christina Cox  If I were an anchor I'd be tied to a tree Strong and alive, in all ways SRENE Part hex perhaps, but no Tricams I desire For if I were to set, your second's temper will fire! When pondering my placements, b...

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DIY Deoderant
Kendall Catwalk on the Pacific Crest Trail, Washington Don't let underarm body odor stop your curiosity of what's around the bend. Your hiking partners will thank you.  DIY Deodorant Ingredients: 2 Tbsp coconut oil + 1 extra Tbsp 1 Tbsp beeswax ¼ cup cornst...

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DIY Hand Sanitizer
My hands may be dirty after backpacking through the Northern Cascades, but this dragonfly doesn't seem to mind.  DIY Hand Sanitizer Washing your hands with soap and running water is the best way to get clean! I'm not a fan of constant use of hand sanitizer ...

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DIY Borax-Free Laundry Detergent
Shi Shi Beach. Olympic Peninsula, Washington Do your part in keeping our waters clean and healthy with eco-friendly laundry detergent!  Borax-Free Laundry Detergent Ingredients: 1 ½ cup baking soda 1 ½ cup washing soda ½ cup epsom salt 2 Tbsp salt A few dro...
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