Column: Longing to belong

I sat under the cover of a massive cedar tree on top of a steep hill hidden from Google Earth satellites, hoping a deer will walk within bow range. After five days of exploring “Walden” with my Adventure Literature classes, it was no surprise that Thoreau’s words blew in on me after half an hour…

Episode 64 – Prop 1 debate…with myself while hunting

After three hours in the woods with my bow, I record a podcast about Prop 1. I was, at first glance, a clear “Yes.” Then I tried to persuade myself to “No,” just to make sure I was a “Yes” for sure. But I understood the concerns from the “No” crowd, so now I’m in…

Column: Being accountable

I once routinely lied to myself and believed that I couldn’t get to my job as an English teacher before 7:02 a.m. (school started at 7:30. This is when I lived in California). I was the advisor of a club that met at 7 on Wednesdays, and every Wednesday at least a few people were…

Column: A little perspective

Last Friday I stood next to the central waterfall at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and thought about fly fishing. Selfish and shallow, right? See column at: https://www.juneauempire.com/news/i-went-to-the-woods-a-little-perspective/

Episode 60 – Better with the bow

Bear at 10 yards, I knock an arrow and go through my checklist of what to do, not from experience because I’ve only taken 1 deer with my bow, but from videos and research. I made the right call. On the drive back in from the hunt, I talk about the importance of practice and…