when I am quiet

When I Am Quiet: A Meditation

When I am quiet I hear the woodpecker keeping the beat to the symphony of ruby-crowned kinglet trills, chickadee-dee-dees, and...

moroccan stew

Book Exceprt: Cooking Moroccan Stew

One of my favorite things to do for clients on trip is cook for them.

Writer's gremlin

A Note to my Gremlin

Dear Gremlin,

Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze...

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Unwinding after Swimming

I got off the bus back at the lodge and headed straight for the cabin. I didn’t want to be...

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Swiftwater Rescue Failure

I stood near the eddy in a faded mauve and blue wetsuit, shifting my weight left, right, left, right, toying...

fall camp

Book Excerpt: Welcome to Fall Camp

I crept to the edge of the rock as a nineteen year-old flung herself off of it into the swift...

Arrival at WT

Book Excerpt: Arrival

My bus chirped with the sounds of friends getting caught up after a summer away and second year students getting...

starting over

Book Excerpt: Starting Over

Starting over at 34 is a daunting experience.

office kitchen by erin williamson

Book Excerpt: The Office

I unlocked my office door and stared out two walls of windows over the dreary scene of King Street on...

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