I romanticize the dramatic cliff faces and crashing waves of the Atlantic coast the same way many easterners dream of endless desert and snow-covered mountains.Read More
The first word Miriam learned to associate with weather was “windy.”Read More
The first time I went backpacking I carried little more than my sleeping bag, but I felt like I was on an expedition to the end of the world.Read More
6 ways to take your toddler fishing (and not hook them in the back of the head)Read More
For the past decade, my freezer has been full of game meat. At first it was strange, then a novelty, then an expectation.Read More
Miriam graduated from her neonatologist today. Her doctor declared her physically normal, boring even. In his world, boring is a good thing.Read More
We’d planned on cooking a 24-ounce can of baked beans over an open fire and roasting bratwursts on sticks. How were we going to open the beans and eat them? Apparently we skipped over that packing step.Read More
t’s been years since we cut our own Christmas tree. Tree permit in hand, we wandered down white dirt roads as fat snowflakes pelted the windshield.Read More
I like to think I’m brave. But I’m not.
I fight it.Read More
Mountains have been the backdrop to much of my life. They’re steady and unchanging.Read More
Catch a fish a month, I said.
It’ll be fun, I said.Read More
There's no shortage of advice when you tell people you're pregnant.Read More
The first year we took our awkward Labrador bird hunting he was, well, awkward.Read More
I came to fly fishing by way of marriage.
Sometimes taking kids outside means realizing they're going to get dirtyRead More
The first time we took our daughter hunting, she fit under my camo jacket.Read More
It was when we went outside and saw for the first time the place that just for the briefest moment actually took our breath away.Read More
Backpacking with a baby is basically like car camping, but you're not worried who she'll wake up when she screams all night.Read More
But she persisted.Read More