Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Practice of Wandering

Mary Oliver wrote: “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Practice of Wandering

Letter To The Editor

I am a writer. I take it personally when President Trump echoes fellow authoritarians, Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao, and calls the media “the enemy of the people.” It is no accident that job one on the authoritarian “to-do” list … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Letter To The Editor

Still Tuned . . . ?

Sorry about that. I meant to get back to my Plan B post in a few days, but things got away from me. Good things. Like a week spent on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, in Idaho, a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Still Tuned . . . ?

Ah . . . Life!

It has been a long time, even by my standards. The (very) occasional blogger reappears. If you pick this up expecting a chronicle of northern canoe adventure from the tundra of Nunavut, you’re about to be disappointed. To give away … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ah . . . Life!

You See These Things

The other day Sawyer asked if I’d drive a shuttle car for him. He and some friends were planning to “crust-cruise” (a spring skate ski phenomenon) over the Gallatin Range. My picking them up would save them a prohibitive drive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on You See These Things

Antidote To War

Yes, we’re back! Survived, actually thrived, for a month in South Korea and have returned to a lingering winter, the prospects of paddling and biking season held at bay by wet slushy conditions and cool temperatures. Also back with my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antidote To War

Paralympic Travel Odyssey

Usually, my approach to big trips is to largely ignore them (besides taking care of details like checking the passport expiration) until I’m on my way. This time, heading for South Korea for a month, leaving in a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Paralympic Travel Odyssey

To The Moon!

We made plans. Set the alarm. Put our warm clothes out, got the binos. We would rise in the early, frigid dark and make our way along icy paths to the ridge above town, just down the street, where we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on To The Moon!

What a World . . . (rant warning!)

Lately I’ve been plagued by more than the usual ANNOYING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ELECTRONIC WORLD and it makes me consider the state of our lives, dominated, as they are, by electronic devices that are more and more maddening and patently … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What a World . . . (rant warning!)

Snow Geese

Snow geese have been filling the sky, along with the first big November snows. Through the gray, sifting day as I shoveled the sidewalk, their talk constant and urgent overhead, their elegant geometry, lines and V’s, skeins of them pushing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Snow Geese