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John Muir Trail – The Beginning

John Muir Trail – The Beginning

It’s 5:30AM and I’m sound asleep face down on my sleeping pad in the dirt by the Lyell Canyon Ranger Station in Yosemite National Park.  As anyone who has met me can attest, I possess a distinct and often demonstrated ability to sleep in most any position, and I was finding this particular patch of ground to […]

The Mending Stitch

The Mending Stitch

  In light of the Surgeon General’s recent Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walking Communities, here is a piece I wrote on walkability in US cities.  In sewing one uses a mending stitch to repair tears and holes in clothing.  The stitch pulls together the fabric, closing the void, rendering the cloth once again […]

The Consciencious Fixer

The Consciencious Fixer

Last night, I broke down and ordered a brand new pair of climbing shoes. My old ones had edged and smeared until I could feel the fresh air on my toes. While the ventilation was welcome on hot days, there’s no barefoot trend in the climbing scene—and for good reason. Wind, water, and ice are […]

Why Do I Run?

Why Do I Run?

Onism – n. the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die – and all […]