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Outdoor Adventure


Outdoor / Adventure 

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Outdoor Adventure


Outdoor / Adventure 

The Place ItselfAdventure Journal
We’re not here seeking risk; we’ve come seeking the place itself.

It's Time for Hikers and Hunters to Join Together, Sierra Magazine
Let’s not sit at our separate tables while our beloved lands disappear forever. Let’s stand together. 

Disconnect to Reconnect, Cotopaxi Journal 
Perhaps this is what I am meant to do, too: to be alive in this body, on this earth, in the mist or the fog or the sunshine. To be alive in this body. Not just living, but alive.

This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike, Outside Magazine
Basically, I had walked myself into a super-fit athlete’s body. I joked with my wife that I should start a business called 8-Hour Abs. Really, just eight hours a day is all it takes!

The Best Outdoor Adventure Book You’ve Never Heard Of, Adventure Journal
Much of Car Camping takes place in Moab in 1993. That was the year I first visited the Utah town as a 12-year-old on a school-sponsored backpacking trip. I loved the desert immediately. I felt connected to it and have been a frequent visitor since. 

What I Learned from a Year of Intermittent FastingOutside Magazine
I’ve realized that fasting, which is often considered ascetic, is compatible with a deep appreciation of food.

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Selected Essays


Selected Essays

 

Selected Essays


Selected Essays

 

Reluctant CitizensZyzzyva (#103) and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016
It occurs to me—though I’m not sure I’m comforted by the thought—that we are creating our democracy, even as we inherit it.

Tie Your Own RopeFull Stop
But this album, Smash — I spent years turning the radio dial when one of its songs came on. I could never escape it.

FadingLost Magazine
Still you are fading, falling, drowning out of sight.

San Francisco, CaliforniaOrion Magazine 
I live inside the fog that forms from time to time

Half-Blind ValleyHigh Country News
Then we followed the tributary to see where it would lead.

FogLost Magazine
"I used to know," I say.

SquattersFreerange Nonfiction
You’re an adult now, she says. It happens to us all.

Oil Slick48 Hour Magazine (Longshot Magazine)
The battlefield is not just the sub-sea and the sea, the beaches and the marshes.