October 25, 2011

The Best Worst Idea

Packing for Africa 2011
I’m in Africa, again. And on this trip, Africa x 3. My bags are loaded with what I need to find the course for a trail race in Ethiopi […]

July 22, 2011

Going Big

Majka Burhardt on a bit of decent rock in Ethiopia, 2007. Photo by Gabe Rogel
In Conjunction with Pemba Serves
Five days ago I drove out of Eldorado Canyon aft […]

July 16, 2011

The Biggest Job I’ve Ever Had

Lake Tena, Ethiopia Photo by Travis Horn
This weekend a printing press in Texas is warming up its rotors and ink jets just for me. For me, that is, and the 90 m […]

November 5, 2010

Robbery Friendships, An Additive Adventure Entry

Haile, Photo By Peter Doucette
In Conjunction With OutsideTV.com and Osprey Packs
This is Haile. In 2006, I put Haile, and thirteen of his closest friends, i […]

October 22, 2010

The End of the Beginning, An Additive Adventure Entry

Mango Tree Planting at Laelay Wukro School Grounds
In Conjunction With OutsideTV.com and Osprey Packs
The bowels of the Addis Ababa airport are laced with sw […]

September 10, 2010

Running With Haile, An Additive Adventure Entry

Haile Gebreselassie
In Conjunction With OutsideTV.com
This is how it happens. One person has the idea to run 13,286 kilometers—the distance from Vancouver B. […]

August 12, 2010

The Ballad You Forgot, An Additive Adventure Entry

A blog in conjunction with Osprey Packs and Outside Television.
Let’s get this out of the way. I was 8. I made bad choices like singing Don’t Fence Me I […]

July 30, 2010

Me, As a Dot. An Additive Adventure Entry*

Photo by Gabe Rogel
I have no idea who the people are who will change my life in the next two years. I had no idea, two years ago, that a woman making a spontan […]

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 […]

May 31, 2008

Available at an Ethiopian Bookstore Near You—Vertical Ethiopia, and a Porsche.

I got an email from a friend last week who lives in Addis Ababa. “Saw your book at the Hilton,” she wrote, “next to Time magazine’s Africa Edit […]