The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.
—Terry Tempest Williams
“Visual-Audio” essays document impressions for an immersive experience, almost like a conversation. Consequently, the listener becomes a participant in the act of discovery, the decision-making and the myriad emotions activated by long distance walking. Thanks to John Reamer and Associates for their generous support in the making of my Te Araroa essays and my Peeps of the PCT series.
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…at the speed of Andante
Walking is also an ambulation of mind. Gretel Ehrlich Today I’ll present my first talk about my epic hikes. I…ReadRead more.
The Sweet Ephemeral
…you’re the author of your own story, honey, so take your time telling it. revise. revise, and revise some more.…ReadRead more.
peeps of the PCT: the start
It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an…ReadRead more.
peeps of the PCT: Karl and Holly, trail angels
Wherever we travel to, the wonderful people we meet become our family. Lailah Gifty Akita Last night I had vivid…ReadRead more.
audio narrative: the joy of missing out
Erica Jong writes, “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” I opt for joy in missing out…Read more.
TA audio narrative: water, water everywhereRead more.
TA audio narrative: north down, south to goRead more.
TA audio narrative: best birthday present everRead more.
TA audio narrative: the trail will provideRead more.
TA audio narrative: hiking as conversationRead more.
TA audio narrative: suddenly D-day
“Make one friend to last the rest of your life.”Read more.
TA audio narrative: no outcomes backpacking
If you arrive at a final destination, it’s a sign that you’ve set your sights too low. – Friedrich NietzscheRead more.
TA audio narrative: Does orange make my butt look fat?
It's said that people fear public speaking - and looking ridiculous - more than death.Read more.
TA audio narrative: who is this “blissful hiker” you speak of?
MPR host swept into the inevitability of a five-month hike in New Zealand. I’m a classical music DJ and long-distance…ReadRead more.
TA video: Thru-hike prep with visual aids
Tenting tonight on the old camp ground. – Micki SimmsRead more.
song of the sea caves
Astonishing beauty made richer by curious music.Read more.
Creatures of the C2C
I was never alone hiking in Northern England.Read more.
honk if you love silence
one woman’s brave attempt to create a tranquil neighborhoodRead more.
Armand Bayou bliss
A convergence of ecosystems amidst a concrete jungle.Read more.
wild river afternoon
solo snowshoe surprisesRead more.
just a walk to work
Every day an adventure on Saint Paul’s streetsRead more.
skate ski as metaphor
a bitterly cold day reminds me to savor the momentRead more.
beginner ice climber goes up Read more.
me and Dvorak love public transitRead more.
the sound of snow
-15 makes styrofoam snowRead more.