It’s been over a week and my blog has been silent.  I have been writing some poems, working on a screenplay, and preparing the introduction for the fall issue of Stone Path Review.  For the blog here, I’m going to start posting essays about nature, ecology, and matters more important to me.

I have also been meaning to blog about new music which has kept my ears delightfully happy.  I will put everything that I have picked up the past month into a post later this week.

I’ve been away from the blog more than I would like, but things will settle down a bit in September.  I’ve been taking PHP classes and working on certification.  PHP is the programming language behind many websites (such as Facebook) and what Workdpress is created with.  I”m hoping this will take my career in a different direction, and allow me to understand more deeply how WordPress works and create plugins.

Stone Path Review is surfacing again as it has been 1-month since the Summer issue was released, so now we spend the next 2-months putting the Fall issue together.  Our featured artist will be Kevin Zepper and will include some of his work, an interview, and a review of “Sugartown”.

Behind the scenes of Enso Press, which publishes Stone Path Review, we are working on a future release party and plans to work with independent filmmakers.  More exciting information to come!

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The Spring 2013 edition of Stone Path Review is now online here. The PDF and printed version will be available soon.

As Winter slowly becomes Spring, we celebrate National Poetry Month, and the power and majestic beauty of nature and the mind.

Featured in this issue is an interview with writer Regina Bou and work from these fine artists: Aaron Bowen, Debbie Crawford, Jay Duret, Kenneth Pobo, Pete Armetta, Rachel Dacus, Thomas Zimmerman, Valentina Cano, and Don Cellini.

Some great news for Stone Path Review as we continue to connect artists with each other and publish unique, fresh, and stimulating written and visual pieces.  We are now listed with Duotrope.  Here is the link – https://duotrope.com/market_10457.aspx – if you would like to learn more about the journal and how you can submit your work.

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I hope this blog becomes a useful resource, but of course that requires me to actually have information on here.  I am working on content the next couple of days, and will have a lot of stuff for here.

An update on the trips for this year, and my training goals.  The end of June, I will be in Washington to attempt my first mountain climb, and hope the Mt. Rainier allows me the opportunity.  In order to get there, I am embarking on a more intense strengthening and aerobic routine.  Also, I am planning two mini-trips as preparation.  I am taking a local ice climbing clinic, through Vertical Endeavors, later this month.  And in March, we will be Colorado for a few days of additional ice climbing training.  My hope is to learn more skills and become more comfortable on the type of terrain with the correct tools and gear.

  1. January 2013 – Ice climbing training through Vertical Endeavors
  2. March 2013 – More intense training in Ouray, CO, through San Juan Mountain Guides
  3. July 2013 – Attempt Mr. Rainier, near Ashford, WA, through RMI

In between there, I will be snowshoeing, lifting weights, and completing 4 hours on the treadmill each week.  At 38, I realize a couple limitations, but refuse to listen to any more than that.  I have always had big goals and dreams, but seem to find excuses for not pursuing them.  Not this time.  The mountains are calling me, and I see larger mountains after this, on the horizon, that silently beckon to my inner being.

An update on the trips for this year, and my training goals.  The end of June, I will be in Washington to attempt my first mountain climb, and hope the Mt. Rainier allows me the opportunity.  In order to get there, I am embarking on a more intense strengthening and aerobic routine.  Also, I am planning two mini-trips as preparation.  I am taking a local ice climbing clinic, through Vertical Endeavors, later this month.  And in March, we will be Colorado for a few days of additional ice climbing training.  My hope is to learn more skills and become more comfortable on the type of terrain with the correct tools and gear.

  1. January 2013 – Ice climbing training through Vertical Endeavors
  2. March 2013 – More intense training in Ouray, CO, through San Juan Mountain Guides
  3. July 2013 – Attempt Mr. Rainier, near Ashford, WA, through RMI

More information is on the Mountains and Ice website.

2013 has started off like a lion looking for a meal. This weekend we will have Stone Path Review complete and ready for your reading pleasure. At the same time as the Winter 2013 issue, we are planning other changes. We will have a new, more focused mission statement. And we will have forums for artists to interact with one another. More information next week.

In addition to that, I have been working on the new Mountains and Ice website that I hope will not only be about my training, preparation, and tribulations with attempting my first climb, but also a resource and outdoor destination.

Related to that, and this will also go on the new website, I’m planning a trip Colorado in March for ice climbing training. This is through San Juan Mountain Guides and will be two days of introduction, safety, tools, and climbing at an ice park.