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Requiem for the Dream: Remembering Warren Miller

July 6, 2018.Uncategorized

Requiem for the Dream: Remembering Warren Miller Published in Freeskier, February 8, 2018 It was his signature line, usually delivered after a final, rapid-fire sequence of people flying through snow on mountains you had only heard of until then: “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Pioneering filmmaker, […]

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Not Yet, Surfragette: Women Athletes Still Sidelined At Big-Wave Competition

July 6, 2018.Uncategorized

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on February 15, 2016. HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA — Despite a regulatory requirement to develop a plan to include women surfers, the organizers of the iconic Mavericks big-wave surf competition – staged most years on a deadly section of coastline here — did not include any women […]

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THE GHOSTS OF ELLICOTT CITY

June 1, 2018.Other Work

The following is an excerpt from Banjo Lessons, my first (unpublished) novel. I wrote it in 1986, when I was 24 years old, and the countryside, farmscapes, and historic small towns of Maryland were succumbing to suburban and ex-urban sprawl spreading out in all directions from Baltimore and Washington DC. I was moved to re-visit […]

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Requiem for the Dream: Remembering Warren Miller

February 8, 2018.Other Work

Freeskier Magazine February 8. 2018 –   It was his signature line, usually delivered after a final, rapid-fire sequence of people flying through snow on mountains you had only heard of until then: “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Pioneering filmmaker, Warren Miller, who died last […]

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Not Yet, Surfragette: Women Athletes Still Sidelined At Big-Wave Competition

December 6, 2017.Other Work

The Huffington Post December 6, 2017   HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA — Despite a regulatory requirement to develop a plan to include women surfers, the organizers of the iconic Mavericks big-wave surf competition – staged most years on a deadly section of coastline here — did not include any women in this year’s contest, which […]

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Peaks of your life

April 15, 2015.Nature.#life

Warning: Illegal string offset 'responsive_content_centering' in /home/spotmarketingdev/public_html/jdk/wp-content/themes/kopy/vc_templates/vc_row.php on line 178 "Just for today, smile a little more. Just for today, ask someone how he or she is really doing. Just for today, remember, while some may have it better than you do, there are others whom definitely have it worse than you! Just for today, [...]

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Simplicity Everywhere

April 8, 2015.Abstract.#minimalism

Warning: Illegal string offset 'responsive_content_centering' in /home/spotmarketingdev/public_html/jdk/wp-content/themes/kopy/vc_templates/vc_row.php on line 178 "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."George Bernard ShawQuotes about simplicity Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple. Something which is easy to understand or explain is simple, in contrast to something complicated. Alternatively, as Herbert A. Simon suggested, something is [...]

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Awesome Poet

April 3, 2015.Abstract.#human

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On the Top of the World

April 1, 2015.Mountains.#mountains

Warning: Illegal string offset 'responsive_content_centering' in /home/spotmarketingdev/public_html/jdk/wp-content/themes/kopy/vc_templates/vc_row.php on line 178 Top of the World Highway The Top of the World Highway is a 127-kilometre long highway, beginning at a junction with the Taylor Highway near Jack Wade, Alaska traveling east to its terminus at the ferry terminal in West Dawson, Yukon, on the western banks [...]

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