Ira Glass Storytelling

I found these sequence of videos to be productive and informative when learning about storytelling. Ira Glass, of “This American Life”  hosted the videos spoke of his experience with storytelling amongst radio and television. Although these are not the areas of journalism I am involved with, I found his knowledge to be insightful. It began…

The Eastern Sierras

As I observed the half moon, decorated by the pink sky, my eyes fell along the ridges of the Eastern Sierras surrounding Mammoth. I acknowledged the high desert mountains, barren with little snow shared with a beige, tan color scheme. For three years, I have made a number of trips to the Eastern Sierras and the valley…

Setting Free

Moving our bones, allowing new horizons into our lives, is the only way to beat the mundane. The sensation when my edges carve against the mountain, when my bodyweight shifts from one ski to the next, with my hips and core twirling, and every cut igniting something old in my chest, my edges grab tight…

Dreaming with your Eyes Open

For four months, home existed somewhere beyond the westward sunset, over the Mediterranean sea. Home lay in my future horizon, a place separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Home was carried in my footsteps, across bridges in Venice Italy, the Czech Republic and under Big Ben. Home was on my back while I rode camels into…

‘Avalanche at Tunnel Creek’

    Recently while spending time home in Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains I found myself in elated thoughts about human’s relationships with the mountains. As I stood atop Silverton Mountain, a ‘ski area’ in the heart of the San Juan Mountains with one lift and thousands of hike-to backcountry access. The area lies…