Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I; part 7 The light becomes the afternoon, and we are still snugly swaddled in the chrysaline furze of late September's gloaming-fall—the month always ever perched at the end of one thing and the start of something else, dappled first in flecks of stil de grain and draped in ever … Continue reading Emergent
It's hard to believe that we’re already halfway through the fall semester, snow has fallen every day this week here in northern Vermont, and only now do I feel like I’ve gained enough distance and perspective on the incredible days I spent in the Faroe Islands at the end of July. How fleeting the weeks, … Continue reading Faroes Seven Summits
I'm teaching an environmental philosophy senior seminar at Sterling College this semester titled Posthumanism. The premise of the course is to think about how it might change our relationship with both one another and with the non-human world if we reframed our perspective to no longer see humans at the center of the world. We begin … Continue reading philosophy
The Sterling Skyrunners competed at the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon and 5k this past Sunday -- with Sterling runners placing 2nd, 8th, 11th, and others finishing in the top 20 and placing in their age groups. I ran a solid but relatively conservative race myself -- taking more pride in seeing so many of my … Continue reading pride
Last Tuesday, I gave a presentation about Climate Run: Iceland at Sterling College. In many ways it seems like a long time since I finished my trans-Icelandic run in June 2015 -- but sharing the story of my passion for running, training, and sharing ideas about embracing vulnerability as a way to build climate resilience … Continue reading Telling stories
I had the great pleasure of facilitating an intensive class called Movement and Mindfulness at Sterling College over the past two weeks. As part of the course, the students and I participated in on and off campus meditation sessions, moving conversation, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, rock climbing, rowing, walking, event mapping, Japanese forest bathing, walking meditation, running, yoga, yoga … Continue reading Movement & Mindfulness
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
I'm very happy to have the support of Newton Running as I train for the Kjölur Run. Their BOCO AT has quickly become a favorite go-to shoe for the trails. The shoe's weather-resistant design is especially great for this time of year! I've had a few snowy and muddy runs in them so far, and they've worked great--both with and … Continue reading Supporter Spotlight: Newton Running!
The Kjölur Run project has made international news in the Nov. 24th issue of Iceland's largest newspaper, Fréttablaðið! Translated, with more than a little help from Google: Kjölur Run Environmental Advocate Wants to Draw Attention to Global Warming and Raise Scholarships. "I've been teaching and learning about the environment for 20 years. I wanted … Continue reading Kjölur Run Goes International!