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Updated John Haines story

A few years ago I wrote a story inspired by John Haines titled “A Walk in the Woods With John Haines”.  As his words and thoughts continue to provide guidance over the years, I return to this piece and update the images and feelings to reflect the experiences that have defined me. A Walk in […]
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John Haines is Calling – Fables and Distances

As nature becomes essential to daily life and getting through the chaos, I have been thinking about John Haines.  Some of my most-often used quotes come his book “Fables and Distances” and so I have started reading it again and am reminded the impact his writing has had on my outlook in life. Fables and […]
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Ice Child, by John Haines

Cold for so long, unable to speak, yet your mouth seems framed on a cry, or a stifled question. Who placed you here, and left you to this lonely eternity of ash and ice, and himself returned to the dust fields, the church and the temple? Was it God—the sun-god of the Incas, the imperial […]
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Arctic Wild

For my next trip to Alaska I will be going through Arctic Wild which is based out of Fairbanks.  They recently revamped their website with more information and photos.  Please visit and take a look – http://arcticwild.com

Into the Wild related websites

The following are websites of people and entities related to Christopher McCandless and “Into the Wild”. http://www.carinemccandless.com http://www.intothewild.com http://www.rhspeakers.com http://www.stampedetrail.info http://www.christophermccandless.info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Krakauer

A Look Ahead

As summer has become fall and most days have the aura and feel of winter, the climbing season and kayaking come to an end for this year.  Now it is time to look ahead and begin planning for next summer when the sun returns. Here are some blog entries from Alpine Ascents as their last […]
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Author Focus – John Haines

I first learned of John Haines while taking a class at the Loft Literary Center a few years ago.  From the first poem I was hooked.  I have every book of his, some first editions, and one signed that I was fortunate to find. Mr. Haines also wrote many essays about nature, the world at […]
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Dreaming, Alaskan sunshine

It’s been 3-months since I reluctantly returned home from Alaska.  Which is slowly becoming a second home.  Not just physically, but within my heart, soul, and mind.  The sun rising over mountains, setting behind triangular peaks, and glacial lakes surrounded by boulders, has wrapped around every thought I have and tries to influence every action. […]
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