Never Again


We have all done things we regretted, either because we got hurt, it was a terrible experience, or for a multitude of other reasons.

This month’s question is: What is something you’ve done before, but would never do again – and why?




Heidi Strahl, Tahoe Donner
Lover of mountains

Work a 9-to-5 office job. I’m glad I tried it to know that I never want to do it again, because it is terribly boring.


Ray Collins, Incline Village
Snowboarder extraordinaire

Never, ever go to Disneyland without a FastPass, because it is a disaster of biblical proportions without that.


Hailey Sinoff, Prosser
Opposite of a mathematician

I would never again ride a motorcycle while holding a surfboard without a helmet. I wouldn’t do it again because it just isn’t worth it. I realize now how easy it is to crash a motorcycle. Kind of glad I did it because I got to go surfing and it was a really good day, so I’m glad it worked out, but I’d never do it again.

Astrid Mendieta, Tahoe Donner
Fine artist

Serving. I’m a professional artist, and I want to have the time and energy to focus on that.


Kyle Haberman, Truckee
Student of life

A 12-hour Greyhound ride from Northern California to Southern California. It’s a terrible experience.  Being stuck at several stations along the way —“grueling” is a great word for it. You’re in the gauntlet of Greyhound stations.


  • Ted Coakley III

    Lived: OH-TX-OK-CA-NY-CA Visited (work and/or non-work): many states all over the U.S., MX, Canada, Central & South America, Asia & Europe. High on my wish list is Ireland, all over Africa, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, China, Iran, Bhutan, Ecuador, Iceland, Bali, Baja .... well, okay, any/everywhere would be great to visit. Worked: photo, film/video, manual labor, high finance, menial, profound. Someone recently asked me, "You like to talk to people that others don't like to talk to?" I answered that I do like doing that, as much as talking to anyone else, but it's not "a thing" for me that I'm especially into. A day or two later, it struck me why I was asked that - because a lot of people are not like that ... not like me in that way. I'm glad I'm not like others in that way. ¡All for fun and fun for all!

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