August 27, 2010

The Rebirth of Slick, An Additive Adventure Entry

In Conjunction With
Three weeks from today, I’ll be flying to Ethiopia. I’ve been training for trip. I’ve been aqua jogging.
Actually, I ju […]

June 14, 2010

Bigger This Time

Believe the hype, drink the cool-aid, make the trip. That’s my motto this month. I didn’t start it. My friend Sara did. Actually, an intuitive did. Or, to b […]

April 26, 2010

Getting it Anyway

Majka Burhardt in Action, photo by Peter Doucette
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April 12, 2010

Hoarding the Collection

It takes two people 94 days to use 36 rolls of toilet paper. This is pure science. This is my life. Or it is give-or-take the two half rolls I left behind in No […]

January 25, 2010

Terminal Effervescence

Returning Home to the Portland, Maine Airport
I started skipping winter without knowing it, a few years back. Today, 1.5-inches of rain into the New Hampshire a […]

November 14, 2009

Common Denominator

tape gloves
The trouble with having a blog is a sudden desire to take basic elements like your decision to go to Africa with shoes that suddenly feel too small, […]

September 14, 2009

Left, Right in the Road

Last week, I left Jackson. I’d lived there just long enough to have a hard time leaving. I’d lived there just long enough to call it a home, though, to othe […]

July 17, 2009

Calling Shotgun From the Other Side of the Sea

Van Life with Osito
My dog Osito’s breath smells like a combination of dead chipmunk and poop—even though I know he has had neither in the past three days. […]

March 24, 2009

Going Local

I-70 stretches 449 miles across Colorado. I’ve been plugging away at this stretch of highway for thirty years. It houses a portal to every memory I have.
Some […]

October 3, 2008

Appalachia Merge

Travel has a way of smashing your life together and making you earn the fall-out. I’m on a plane, again—this time from the southeast to home. I’m back on […]