February 1, 2016

Hello friends!  I'm in the process of writing my second book, and I notice myself spinning around a bit like a dog trying to find the perfect sleeping spot.  There are so many things that I'm excited to write about!  I wonder if you could help me decide which path to t...

December 3, 2014

A few weeks ago a guy walked into our gym. He was clad in tattered black leather, and even though he was small in stature, he carried a great weight on his shoulders and behind his eyes.  The bitter smell of nicotine assaulted me as he came closer.

 

“I need some help wi...

February 22, 2014

In this chapter I encounter a bear that changes the game completely.  Thanks for continuing this journey with me!

 

Chapter 5 - The Bear

 

(I met a friend named Demian on the trail and we camped together this night.  Sometime in the dark of night we awoke to find a bear tr...

February 12, 2014

In this chapter my 211 mile John Muir Trail journey finally begins!

 

Chapter 4 – DAY 1

(Happy Isles to Lyell Headwaters ~ 35 miles)

 

...still in the dark, I broke down and packed my sleeping gear by touch, having already memorized the shapes and textures.  I could hear th...

February 3, 2014

The story continues with an excerpt from Chapter 3 in which I finally get to Yosemite to start my journey!

 

Chapter 3 – And So It Begins (Excerpt)

 

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir

 

As July wound down, I found my heart beating a little faster.  I wasn’...

January 27, 2014

Here's my third weekly book excerpt.  I'm posting them chronologically (imagine that) so this selection is from Chapter 2.  This is a relatively short chapter as it is mostly logistics, but I tried to make it interesting and relevant.  Enjoy!

 

Chapte...

January 13, 2014

For those who haven't heard, I'm in the process of writing a book about my John Muir Trail adventure.  It was a fantastic physical, mental and emotional test and so far I've really enjoyed the process of integrating the experience and then putting the story into words....

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