Monthly Archives: September 2016


waking in the middle of the night in an primitive wooden box perched at 10,188′ between the Muir Snowfield and Cowitz Glacier to a symphony of disparate breathing and random snoring; uprooting yourself from eighteen bodies stuffed in sleeping bags, stepping over the unconscious … Continue reading

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It’s not the altitude, but the attitude. Aim for higher elevation.

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15 Years After

Choice of the Falling Man, a post I wrote to honor those who chose to step off the upper floors of the World Trade Center on 9-11, was the most widely read post on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. To millennials, … Continue reading

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Words for the Year

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver from “The Summer Day” Gregory Pardlo’s poem “Written by Himself” from his Pulitzer Prize winning collection Digest recently appeared on the … Continue reading

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  Where do ideas come from? How about stories, poems, songs? And if you don’t jot them down, where do they go? I listened to an interview with singer/songwriter Jason Isbell about his most recent album and he said the songs came to … Continue reading

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