Skydiving: maybe I am a skydiver now.

The sun glints brightly outside the hard metal plane. The light flicks to red, as a chorus of “door” is yelled out through the plane. I turn away from the excited tandem student beside me and push up the plane door.  I peek out and see the dropzone far below like a tiny piece of…

A foray into snowboarding from the casual skiers perspective.

I am reasonably good at skiing. Once a year I decide skiing might be fun. I can navigate down a hill without gravely injuring myself.  I still fall.  I actually have some rather spectacular falls.  Really.  But I manage to not look completely confused and out of place. When my friend asked me to go…

Algonquin in Three Days: Ralph Bice, David, and Mubwayaka

I alluded to it in my last Algonquin post, but my Mom taught me most everything I know about camping. Really, when your first camping trip is in a baby carrier, how can you not learn a bit about backcountry camping? Coming off the rush of our last Algonquin trip, we leaped at the opportunity…