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July 30, 2019

~ Featuring the places, spaces and faces of the Inside Passage ~

FINALLY, I get to introduce my newest book! Wildly Inside: A Visual Journey Through the Inside Passage has emerged as a long-awaited companion to my memoir. This natural segue was born from my desire to br...

December 16, 2018

"Winter takes away the distractions, the noise, and presents us with the perfect time to rest and withdraw into a womb-like love, bringing fire & light to our hearth." ~ Brigit Anna McNeill

Lately I wonder if I haven't contracted some sort of incurable disease. Then I r...

August 10, 2018

The Inside Passage is a place I have hopelessly fallen in love with. It’s a place I am continually drawn back to, and it’s a place that I will never grow tired of visiting, regardless of how I get there. Occasionally a paddling trip draws me back to the Inside Passage,...

February 5, 2018

Ting Tar Tid. These three words speak volumes to my recent podcast experience—and life in general. These three words are Norwegian. Translation: "things take time." My dear friend Kaj Bune (also brand advisor at EXPED) turned me on to this saying a couple of years ago,...

December 19, 2017

"It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

I’m an EXPED ambassador and sponsored athlete. What does that mean? It means I have t...

November 18, 2017

“Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

My monkey mind took a quick hiatus this morning when my right foot slid through a pile of bear shit. I didn’t stop to fully exami...

August 31, 2017

"Live in a state of gratitude for this sweet world, and you will drink from a well of happiness." 
~ Janine Benyus

Recently, I received my first two-star online review. This reviewer’s chief complaint? Gratitude - as in too much of it. “I cringed at frequent passages...

July 29, 2017

WATER WAS TABOO in my family: a strong river current had snatched my father’s five-year-old niece, who had slipped and fallen down a muddy bank while playing along its shores. The river took her and would not let go. My father vowed to never let me suffer from the same...

May 28, 2017

"Life is a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all." ~Helen Keller

Since INSIDE went live last May, I’ve been living an unconventional whirlwind book tour—and loving every minute of it. My travels have taken me throughout the U.S. (including Alaska) with a smatterin...

December 31, 2016

(And yes, that's me holding a box of no less than 200 fancy chocolates!)

"Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." ~ Dr. Seuss

WOW. Just WOW. As 2016 looms in the proverbial rearview mirror, I reflect upon how much I have to be gratefu...

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