Blog Update

Hello to my few, but consistent readers. I’m sorry I’ve been away for awhile. I’ve been busy wrapping up my Master’s Degree (what? I’m a master now…) and working on a pretty big project. This summer, I helped launch The Autonomist Outdoors – a new magazine about the outdoors, empowerment and fun. This is where…

Deep Creek Lake

I didn’t want to drive on the beltway outside of DC, which is how I ended up driving past Deep Creek Lake on my way to northern Virginia. I was using a GPS, which meant I didn’t actually have to know how to get there, I only had to listen to the directions calmly stated…

Down the River

“In these hours and days of dual solitude on the river we hope to discover something quite different, to renew our affection for ourselves and the human kind in general by a temporary, legal separation from the mass.” –Ed Abbey, Desert Solitaire We hoped to be on the water by noon. When, by 2pm we…

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Compost

Working for the Three Rivers Arts Festival has given me perspective. I am on the Green Team as a “waste reclamation specialist,” or some sort of bullshit phrase like that which really means trash sorter. For the first 5 hours of my day, I sort through trash bags, picking the compostable materials from the trash items,…

A Letter to Edward Abbey

“Do not jump into your automobile next June and rush out to the canyon country hoping to see some of that which I have attempted to evoke in these pages…most of what I write about in this book is already gone or going under fast. This is not a travel guide but an elegy.” -Edward…