essays

A Bicycle Crash

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In my memory of the house, which is from when I was much smaller, the retaining wall was always around three feet high. But…

How To Show Up

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I looked at the menu at a booth in Morg’s, a diner in Waterloo, Iowa, on a cold morning this past January, sure of…

Choose Wonder

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The South Rim of the Grand Canyon can be a magical place: You stand with a 180-degree view of a thing so big and…

Summit Day

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A couple hundred feet from the top of Avalanche Gulch on Mount Shasta last Monday morning, my friend Abi and I had a check-in….