May 16, 2016

Harald, Maude, and the Himba: A letter to the twins

Dear Harold and Maude,
I know, I’d promised new names. We will get there—we still have five weeks to come up with them. Five weeks until you launch yourselv […]

June 28, 2012

8 Lessons Learned During the Non-Climbing Days on a Climbing Trip in Europe

Photo by Peter Doucette
When you’ve waited 35 years to go to Italy, the wine, pasta, meat and cheese will be just as good as you imagined.
When you’ve waite […]

March 6, 2012

The Bird and The Bear

There are dog people, and there are poodle people. I am a poodle person. But for the past year, I’ve been a poodle person without a poodle. That was […]

January 15, 2011

Osito And A Frog Named Turtle, An Additive Adventure Entry

Baby Turtle, Phase 1. Photo By Peter Doucette
In Conjunction With and Osprey Packs
Osito is a poodle, which may explain why he’s never been a […]

December 23, 2010

Community On Ice, An Additive Adventure Entry

Peter Doucette on Mummy IV
In Conjunction With and Osprey Packs
Two weeks ago I was in Minneapolis—the city where I grew up—for a showing o […]

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 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 […]

March 6, 2010

Post Op

Osito with Golden Retrivers (his favorite non-poodle breed) pictured above as inspiration for healin
Last year, during my first winter in New Hampshire, I made […]

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 […]