Living the Dream Posts

June 10, 2016 / / Livin the dream

My WordPress Dashboard tells me that the previous post The Reason (part III) was my 100th.  Thank you to all who have continued to click…

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June 5, 2016 / / Climbing

As with so many of my vertically inclined endeavors, this one seemed doubtful from the start.  It was to be a short afternoon of clipping…

Read the PostThe Reason (part III)

May 7, 2016 / / Alpine Notes

It started the same way and ended the same way.  Driving in, the road was still rough.  Walking out the beers were still in the…

Read the PostRestorations

April 6, 2016 / / Desert Notes

The cold, clear December night was in its infancy, early enough that Orion was still low on the eastern horizon, having just risen over the…

Read the PostThe Reminders at Hand

March 24, 2016 / / Climbing
February 23, 2016 / / Climbing

“Man that line is awesome” I say to no one in particular.  Of the king lines we have seen this one has by far drawn…

Read the PostRiver of Dreams

December 25, 2015 / / The Inner Workings
December 7, 2015 / / Family
November 24, 2015 / / Patagonia

31 December 2013 — I need to call Orbitz. “¿Puedo utilisar el telefono?” I query. “Si. Ahhh, number quatro” The woman at the desk of…

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October 30, 2015 / / New Zealand
September 28, 2015 / / Alpine Notes

They are the best of times, they are the worst of times, they are places of wisdom, they are places of foolishness, they are places…

Read the PostThe Good Fight

September 11, 2015 / / NOLS

The following is an essay that I wrote shortly after returning from my first NOLS course as an instructor.  I am posting it here, today…

Read the PostLife, Uninterrupted

August 25, 2015 / / Alpine Notes

Doubt, fear’s twin brother, confidently raised it’s beastly head today. It came as I stared upward at the imposing chimneys. It was there again as…

Read the PostTerra Incognita

July 7, 2015 / / Family

Photo: My dad (L) and his twin brother on the tailgate of the ’53 Chevy wagon. Editors Note: I wrote this essay in September of…

Read the PostTime Marches On

June 5, 2015 / / Gear

(Editors Note:  In the summer of 2013, I worked a course with Adam Swisher and Peter Nichols.  For some reason we became infatuated with our…

Read the PostThe Trash Bag Manifesto