Free Solo

People in the outdoor adventure world and anyone who has read about it in the last ten years knows the name Alex Honnold. Iā€™m certainly in the latter camp, an armchair explorer, strictly studying to try to understand, not actually experience. Honnold is so unique that when I came across his name along with the … More Free Solo

Fits and Starts

I turned 44 just before I attended my first Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts last month. Almost exactly 22 years before ā€” half my life ago ā€” I graduated from Hampshire College, just down the road from UMass, having spent the previous four years studying, writing, breathing, eating poetry. Degree in … More Fits and Starts