Category Archives: Travels

Pictures and narrative about travels, many running related, some not, but all worthy of the written word

Regressive in the White House

“Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear a word you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson     A few years ago my wife and I traveled to the French Alps and hiked a glacier below Mount Blanc. On our … Continue reading

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Poet’s Rebellion

Poets often kid one another that their work is saving the world, but the role that poets played in Ireland’s independence 101 years ago today is no joke. The Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland was also known as the Poet’s Rebellion because … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

The line accordions: it wheezes and jerks wheezes and jerks, funnels into a glass cylinder; radioactivity slices through my organs. I’m watching 100 geese flying south for the Holidays barking, or are they laughing?

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Man Behind the Counter

“If you only knew the story of the person sitting next to you on the bus.” – jb Wildberry, a nondescript restaurant on a two-lane highway a few miles from Mount Rainier, could be on any mountain road in any country. … Continue reading

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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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