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Prep for teaching: Watch at the South Pole

One thing I had been meaning to do for a while was photograph the watch It’s Jackson Time, one of my expedition sponsors, provided me with.  Ted, the owner, was very good and made sure I had an ...

Guts of Antarctic Tears rough draft complete

Finally!  After months of working on my book manuscript of Antarctic Tears in Scrivener, I have completed the first rough draft.  There’s the surrounding material still to fill in (foreword, epilogue, ...

10,000 words per day?

Right now I’m targeting 2,500 words per day in the final push to have the first draft of the manuscript done prior to the end of the month.  I thought that was pretty good, as it translates to about 8 ...

On a long journey

The book continues to move forward. There are a dizzying array of things to think of for a first draft. I’m sure my editor will come up with far more than I could have imagined, too. ...

Just because he has a fancy home and talks fast…

While doing a little reading on the Spray and Pray photography method people always joke about, I came up with a name – David Jay.  After a little reading, it seems he (used to) sell a 10 step approach ...

Masters of the darkroom

These two articles bring me back to my 4×5 and 35mm darkroom printing days: Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom My dad, ...

Jackson Hole Roller Derby

Last night the Jackson Hole Roller Derby Juggernauts, normally the Valley Vixens and Grizzly Belles, became the Heros and Villains in what was their last match of the season.  They have competed all ...

Go take a flying leap

Taking a flying leap into the next level of riding an working out almost put me into the worst pit for long-distance athletes.  The hell of injured hamstrings.  Of all muscles to kill off and develop trouble ...

Getting the right capture equipment

Finding the right video camera to capture this year’s training trip has been a production. As much as I like running around with my Nikon D300s, it’s just not practical for expedition filming. It& ...

Big bite

When you sign up for something with enthusiasm, you might not look at all the impacts or challenges the activity entails. As you get into the details, you might realize that the challenge is much greater than ...

Training in any weather

When you’re training for a major expedition, you have to train regardless of the weather conditions. I suppose if there’s a lightning storm or a flood, then you can have a pass. For us southern ...

Tire dragging basics

Dragging a tire through the neighborhood will get you some strange looks.  But there is no better way to train for cross country skiing while dragging a sled while living in southern California.   ...