January 18, 2016
Crash! I can't see the waves before me, I can only hear them - their dull intermittent thunder like the beat of a solemn drum. There, in the dark, I remove my shoes. Warm, like the body of some giant animal, the sand presses around my toes as I move toward the water. I find myself stepping softly so as not to wake it.
Crash, crash! The drum of the waves beats on. I am not counting the steps yet, somewhere in my… READ MORE
December 21, 2015
Sometimes you have to let go of your fear before you can really celebrate life. Case in point -
"You know, Dewitt, I've never really spent a night outdoors before. Oh, once when I was ten I camped out in a vacant lot across the street from my house. But that's it."
He told me on the first evening as he and 17 other participants packed their gear for a two week seminar running the Colorado River through the… READ MORE
November 22, 2015
Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea. Dawn at Mo`omomi Beach on Molokai is one of the great wonders of the world and I didn’t want to be late. As I worked my way across the slabs of sandstone toward one of my favorite viewing spots, I realized that something was amiss,. The water just wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Even in the… READ MORE