Essay: A Month of Sundays, The Bold Italic, June 11, 2020

Essay: A Month of Sundays, The Bold Italic, June 11, 2020

This essay began forming as I took long walks in April 2000, after being diagnosed with Covid the month before. I focused on the silver linings of the pandemic and how this terrible wave of disease might lead to a more humane future. Here’s an excerpt: This month of...
Kauai Garden Island, Jan. 2, 2020: Surviving a Rogue Wave

Kauai Garden Island, Jan. 2, 2020: Surviving a Rogue Wave

As a whitewater raft guide for 30 years, I’m very familiar with the power of moving water, and I have a tremendous respect for it. On Dec. 30, 2019, my wife and I, while hiking the Kalalau trail along Kauai’s Napali Coast, stopped for lunch on the rocks above...