10 July 2015
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The Hardest, Nastiest, Meanest Trail in the Olympics

What is wrong with me? What the heck was I thinking? I swore to myself back in July of 2006 never to ever do this trail again. I hated it. It was pure misery. I swore more times on it than I did watching (fill in your favorite team or politician) lose. It was back […]


6 February 2015
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Mangia Bene

Being Italian American, the first Italian word my Nona taught me was mangia-which in the command form means, Eat! And oh how I love to eat! If I wasn’t a hardcore hiker and runner, I fret over what my hardcore eating would do to my body. But aside from eating for basic functioning and for […]


10 May 2014
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Never Cry Wolf Again

The environmental community lost two great and prolific writers these past two weeks, Peter Matthiessen and Farley Mowat. While many of my  contemporaries reflected on the influences that Mr Matthiessen had on them and their writings and conservationism–it was Mowat that had the most profound effect on me. It was back in 1982 when my […]