Tag essays

The Case For Giving A Shit

Hilary and I drove four hours to stand on a gravel road north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for two minutes of…

I believe in inertia

I Believe In Inertia

It happened again yesterday, like it always does, about three-quarters of the way through my run: I started to try…

wind you jerk

Wind, You Jerk

My friend Jayson and I were out trail running on Saturday, for long stretches exposed to a 50 mph wind.…

Dear Phone, I Love You

Dear Phone: I love you. I mean, not in that Joaquin Phoenix-falling-in-love-with-his-operating-system way. But maybe in the I’d-probably-hug-you-if-I-hadn’t-seen-you-in-a-few-weeks-and-we-finally-got-together-for-coffee kind of…

Get Your Autumn On!

That’s right, it’s fall, aka autumn, aka your favorite season, that fleeting changing of colors, temperatures, clothing layers, and footwear…

Joe Calls It A Day

My dad, Joe, retires today, after 41 years of work at one company and about two years of worrying if…

notes from a book tour

Scenes From A Book Tour

I’m about halfway through my talk in the community room at the REI store when I see the two guys…

Thanks For The Words, Phife

I could never get into Shakespeare when I was in high school, or classical poetry. The reading seemed too arcane,…

Dear Loveland Ski Area:

A few months ago, I walked into your season pass office and filled out a form to get an Uphill…