Running Wild

March 31, 2017 Uncategorized

Our adventure starts as so many do: playing gear Tetris with an already-full car, followed by a brief stop to pick up breakfast tacos. Then, we are off, leaving Austin behind for the dusty scrub desert of southwestern Texas. We make several stops at forlorn gas stations in the middle of nowhere, and finally around 7pm we make it into the park and are reignited by the stark change of scenery—a rugged, chossy mountain range rising into the dusk likeRead More

These days, well-lived

July 5, 2016 Uncategorized

Part I: Airplane Mode [listen: Morning, Tom Rosenthal] In the trickling down of glacial rivers you can hear secrets of a life well-lived: an afternoon spent eavesdropping on hummingbirds, leaning against the trunk of a whitebark pine. Last night we watched the sun go down for hours — stood in silence to watch a coming tide of sun-seared clouds roll, tuck under, twist, and scatter as they hurled themselves upon the stonewall of our volcano fortress for the night; sleptRead More

Narwhals, II.

June 16, 2016 Uncategorized

You keep talking about a place I’m supposed to get excited for, to save my pennies for, should be looking forward to all the comfort there, with its exquisite debts and hard-earned luxuries like couches, which I suppose are nice but Have you ever read the lichen on a sheet of granite with your fingertips, searched its syntax for a history, an origin to the tangle of electricity-addled neurons that got you here —dancing, terrified, upon a batholithic monument toRead More