When I was in London for a few days with my son Orion after the 2016 Keswick Mountain Festival, we stopped in at the Charing Cross Road Foyle's Books and its overwhelming kilometers of shelves. As much as I wanted half the books in the store, we agreed to limit ourselves to one book each. My choice … Continue reading Goals
What do we love?
On my morning run today, knowing I might need some external motivation, I listened to last year's interview with Sally McRae by Julia Hanlon on Julia's Running on Om podcast. My tired legs may have yielded somewhat slower miles on that run, but Sally's thoughtful reflections on her Western States 100 training led me onward … Continue reading What do we love?
Always learning: lessons from students
I've had a couple of terrific experiences with students over the past few weeks-- from teaching a two-week intensive class titled Resilience, Complexity, and Flow at Sterling College--to meeting with hundreds of students at Cannon School in Concord, NC last week. Each of these gave me a chance to have some powerful and important conversations about what it means … Continue reading Always learning: lessons from students
Beyond Ambivalence: Forward from Paris
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was finalized and shared with the public last week (much to the apparent celebration of many, ambivalence of some, and criticism of others). The very fact that there is such an agreement is clearly a necessary step for our global conversation about climate change, adaptation, and resilience. And of course, with any agreement … Continue reading Beyond Ambivalence: Forward from Paris
still winter in the mountains
A few miles on the slopes of Mount Mansfield yesterday evening...
Names and Places
With only 75 days to go before my trans-Icelandic run, I found myself in Boston this past weekend—revisiting routes that I'd walked, run, biked and driven hundreds of times over the years. I grew up less than a mile from the route of the Boston Marathon through the City of Newton—a stretch of about four … Continue reading Names and Places
Join the Team!
In last night's below freezing weather, my son and I used the blowtorch we have for applying nordic ski wax to warm up my truck window enough to affix this: I'm pretty excited--I think the decals turned out really well! I would love to get some of them into *your* hands to put all over … Continue reading Join the Team!
a good morning
I guess I'm still getting used to Standard Time, but when I finally got out of bed and looked out of our windows to the east this morning, I was humbled by the glorious sunrise that greeted me. So, although I was a bit late for a quick morning run with Dragon (we will both need to wait … Continue reading a good morning
Please help fund Kjölur Run and build Climate Resilience
Any project like Kjölur Run depends upon partners, sponsors, and friends to help with everything from logistical support to training to helping build a scholarship fund for students. As part of the next step, I've launched a fundraising page for Kjölur Run on Indiegogo. Please have a look, and, if you can, lend your support. It would mean … Continue reading Please help fund Kjölur Run and build Climate Resilience
Aspire to Inspire
Yesterday #restday : ) gave me a little time to have some terrific chats about the Kjölur Run project with partners and supporters (more about this later!). Today's intermittent flakes and raindrops on the other hand give pause (and an excuse to wait for the temps to drop) and a chance to reflect on what drives the impulse to … Continue reading Aspire to Inspire