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Why I Run

Pacific Crest Trail

Christmas in July

I ran 60 miles this week. 60 miles a week is not that much, not at least compared to two years ago, …

Me at Fish Hatchery

Zane Grey 2017

Payson Arizona Thursday evening. The 28th annual Zane Grey 50 plus miler. I’m here for the third time. I first ran this …

Family

Election Day. 95 degrees in sunny LA. I came back from a short run, took a shower, and turned on the TV, …

Salton Sea Stop

Running with Aspergers, Pt 2

A few weeks before Black Canyon 100K, race director Jamil Coury let me know that they’d extended the cut-off to 18 hours, …

Wally Waldren Tree

A Week in June

AC100 is 6 weeks away. I found an email I wrote someone last year 2 weeks before the race. I was complaining …

Above the clouds

Quiet, Please

It’s beautiful and sunny up here at 7,000 feet. Meanwhile, in the city, it’s cold and dark. I can’t see you. I …

Bear Canyon

Wandering

Wednesday Morning. My people skills are not great. It doesn’t take much for me to feel like I am under assault. People …

My father, Pure Oil.

Freight Train

When I was a little kid I had a thing about trains. Canada is a big place, and the Canadian Pacific went …

Gimp Shoes

When I was a little kid, I had gimp shoes. I had managed, somehow, to tear my Achilles tendon, and so the …