My good friend Jeff Handlin and his brother Scott just fulfilled a dream by attempting to summit Mount Rainier. “We found out there is no such thing as conquering a mountain; it can flick one off like a piece of lint anytime it feels like it,” Jeff said in an email to me. “But ifContinue reading “Stalking the Summit of Mt. Rainier”
Category Archives: Outside World
Top Lessons Learned as Trip Films Video Correspondent – Part 1
Anyone following this blog has watched as I’ve been working with Trip Films to record some of the best sights, sounds and experiences a traveler is likely to encounter while in my current home base of Portland, Maine. Recently, I completed the project, posting my 13th video in the series. You can peruse those videos here.Continue reading “Top Lessons Learned as Trip Films Video Correspondent – Part 1”
Farewell, Mountain: A riding Retrospective on Monture Trail, Montana [Mountain Bike Tales]
The story is an adventure of hope.
Transitions make the Heart Grow Fonder
I was addicted to travel and Ian and Justine were my dealers. But what these guys were peddling was the free sample. I, however, need the real stuff. The stuff of adventure.
5 Best Places to Keep Your Adventure Sports Alive During Winter [Matador Network]
New travel article for Matador Network about the 5 best places to keep your adventure sports alive during winter. It features five incredible indoor adventure parks around the world.
How to Become a Hut Master [Matador Network]
My latest article for the Matador Travel Network is up and can be seen here: http://matadorsports.com/how-to-become-a-hut-master It’s a short article about how to land the dream-job of being a backcountry “hut-master.” Check it out. Also, spend some time looking over some of the other content on the network. These guys do a great job (andContinue reading “How to Become a Hut Master [Matador Network]”
The Art of Achieving Childhood Dreams
Here is another TED talk. Think a man who has spent his life trying to build virtual worlds can’t teach us something about living better in the real world? Think again. Randy Pausch, one of the pioneers of 3-D virtual reality talks about making childhood dreams come true. Then, he takes it a step furtherContinue reading “The Art of Achieving Childhood Dreams”
Talk by neuro-scientist on how we read people’s brains
A must-see for writers trying to capture the essence of “why characters do what they do” on more than a purely intuitive level.
Modern corporations take voting themselves “generous gifts” several steps further, not only bleeding the treasury dry, but all of the nation’s resources, natural and human, plus seeking the unfettered right to pollute in single-minded search for profits
Bikes, Beers and Burgers…in a Squall
“I don’t know what will happen if I pull the brakes. Maybe I will experience a quick and catastrophic crash.”