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 […]

July 2, 2009

Exotic Normalcy

Majka Burhardt at work, Spanish Style. Photo by Boone Speed
I’m sitting at a table under a grape vine, with a reverse pyramid of identical green fruit drippin […]

May 1, 2009

To Do: Go To Namibia. Namibia 3.

Petzl Attaches, Lockers, Spirits, Fin Anneau Slings, and Poodle. 4/5 of which will be going to Namib
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April 7, 2009

An Inbox President

I’m three months behind on my reading. I catch up in random coffee shops and doctors offices along the path of my current road trip. This is why it took me un […]

February 18, 2009

Inside the Wheels

I leave in an hour for Cleveland and Vancouver. I am going back into book tour mode. Last year, when that was about my only mode, I would try to climb each time […]

February 5, 2009

Fighting The Impulse or, Working Make Believe, 2

At age nineteen, I took a year off of college and climbed full time. It was great, for most of the time. Actually, it was great when I was around other full-tim […]

January 31, 2009

Working Make Believe

It’s 4:34pm on January 31st. I spent the last eight hours working. Today, that work was outside, ice guiding. I know it was work because other people knew I d […]

January 21, 2009

Styling Your Life

I’m living in North Conway, NH this winter. It freaks my mother out. She thinks I am going to move here, permanently. She looks at the numbers: 47th in fundin […]

January 8, 2009

Toward the Tunnel

Three years ago, a microwave sized rock dislodged in a gulley and began its long roll towards my foot. I ended up writing a novel, or trying to. I started out t […]

December 23, 2008

Holiday Break for the Unbreakables

It has been over three years since I spend more than three days without doing something productive or additive. These days, if I climb for more than two days in […]