forest, beach, woman, trees, shadows

So I’ve Been Tired Lately

  This August I stopped hiking. I also stopped climbing, running, writing and pretty much anything else that wasn’t sleeping and eating. It’s a strange thing that happens when you blast a hole in your life. All the mud and […]

hiking, rock face

A Hike is Just a Hike

If you’re like me (that is, if you’re nearly anyone who lives in a northern climate or a perpetually rainy one, or if you’re a teacher), you dragged your soggy, near-lifeless corpse over the threshold from spring into summer about […]

be here now, driftwood, art

The Slow Life

I am slow. It doesn’t matter if I’m writing an article or getting ready in the morning or ski touring -no matter how fit or focused I am, my pace rivals lichen growth, always. If I try really hard, I […]