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 with the Velcro tabs that encased me in smelly neoprene. How many people had worn this wetsuit before me, marked with a bold white 25 on the thigh? How many trips down the river in a blue and yellow raft had it made before I wriggled into it? How many leaps off the four-storey rock wall and into the swift current beneath? I didn’t want to know how many times someone had peed in it when he thought no one was looking. + Read More

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 current twenty feet below. All of my leg muscles and bones melted away as I stood contemplating my leap. + Read More

3 Lessons Learned from my First Term of Teaching

As I make my way through grading 25 marketing and small business proposals, here are three lessons learned from my first term of teaching: + Read More

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