H20 Blog

Fragments

River guides learn to take feedback from the water itself, sensing when we've caught the right current. Slamming a boulder or rock wall or ending up on a slow boat to nowhere gives feedback in real time. It's not always learn or die––but it's certainly learn or suffer long timeouts in eddies or slave-rowing against the wind. [...]

Drafting

Out my window: Mojave desert bajadas and mountains in sun and heat. In my apartment: a cool refuge. On my [...]

Oases

What can we say about oases? That question, the opening sentence in my latest book The Oasis This Time: [...]

Choices

At five a.m. in our landlocked valley, cauliflower heads of unexpected thunderheads rise beyond the woods to [...]

Power

(Rebecca Solnit’s brilliant take on The Loneliness of Donald Trump inspired my own bit of myth [...]

Rough

(or How Not to Let a Little Rough Going Get You Down) Here in Central Oregon, there are rough-legged hawks, [...]