The Next Chapter: Dirtbag Parenting

Published on NRS Duct Tape Diaries, September 12, 2017 “Do you think we should still go?” I paused in my frantic food prep and looked around the house. Every corner, couch space and countertop was covered with a staggering amount of carefully vetted gear, dry bags, grocery bags, ziploc bags, layers, nutrition and safety precautions. Outside,... Continue Reading →


Audubon Guide to Native Ramp Users

Published by NRS Duct Tape Diaries  December 24, 2016 Introduction Rivers. They sustain life, create beauty, carve the densest rocks into fantastic canyons and attract a tremendous amount of bio­diversity. Flowing waters play an essential part in almost all terrestrial ecosystems, providing a backdrop for infinitely complex demonstrations of interrelationships, symbiosis, and adaptation. But within... Continue Reading →

Boating, Blondes and Bear Spray

Published on NRS Duct Tape Diaries, April 1, 2016. “Do you think they’ll have bear spray in Craig? I’m pretty sure they’d have bear spray there.” “I dunno, it’s kind of a small town, and we’ll just sort of hit the western edge of it…” I was stalling, desperately trying to avoid yet another stop on... Continue Reading →

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