January 18, 2016 - 11:57pm
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 - 8:22pm
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 - 12:28pm
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