I’m so proud of my student leaders every year. But last year – when I was out on medical leave after my brain injury – my student leaders really stepped up.
Here’s Envision Magazine’s feature on the Integrated Outdoor Program, with a focus on the student leaders (thanks to Mara Welty and Damon Holland):
Read the article here.
Posted in climbing, camping, IOP, going outside, Outdoor Tips |
Tagged homeless, rivers, rock climbing, south eugene high school, outdoor programs, IOP, bike commuting, biking, environmentalism |
Click here for a video about the first time I did it.
Agent Betsy Lerner (author of
The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice To Writers) tells what it’s like to submit manuscripts to editors:
“I learned that for every project you sold, you still received about ten rejections, sometimes more. I learned that some editors never responded at all. My agent group nicknamed one the Bermuda Triangle; everything you sent to her disappeared forever. Some editors had their assistants read the manuscripts and/or write the rejections, which had the whiff of college term papers. It was bad getting rejected; it was worse getting rejected by some Williamsburg hipsters who vape.”
Full article here.
Posted in books, Failing Writer, rejections, Uncategorized, Writing |
Tagged advice, agents, editors, fiction, nonfiction, rejections, the writing life, Writing |
Here’s the link to the Huff Po’s Healthy Living section and my article from this past spring:
Posted in The Real Me, Writing |
Tagged article, brain, essay, healthy living, Huffington Post, issues, mental health, nonfiction, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Writing |
A poem rejected today. Plus this:
We’re sorry to say that your piece wasn’t right for us. Thank you for allowing us to consider your work.
Best re gards,
The Shouts Dept.
The New Yorker”
Now I’m +500 rejections in my career. That’s a big milestone, and I’m proud.
Here’s my new Huffington Post piece on policing, my struggles as a teenager, and Black Lives Matter:
Click to read.
Posted in memoir, Rants, The Real Me, Writing |
Tagged arrest, Black Lives Matter, crime, drinking, drugs, guns, Huffington Post, memoir, police, violence, Writing |
Flip the current notion of visiting a national park upside down.
I’ve taken up where Ed Abbey left off in 1968, detailing a potential plan to improve and protect Yosemite Valley:
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.