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Photo by Jon Remucal


“Baseball,” writes David James Duncan, “is not life. It is a fiction, a metaphor. And a ballplayer is a man who agrees to uphold that metaphor as though lives were at stake.”

Outdoor Sports

When I can, I like to get outside to feel the wind in my face–whether it is a hot headwind off the pavement in a bicycle race, the stab of ice crystals on my cheeks while I’m snowboarding, or the cool wind coming off a lake or a river as I paddle.  The wind, and my experience of it, ties me to a place, moves me through it, and drives me to introduce others to it.  Towards this end I’ve worked as a backpack guide in the North Cascades, a canoe guide in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and a snowboard instructor in the Colorado Rockies.


I learned very early in my life that food matters, that eating together strengthened communities.  The food we eat, ways we prepare it and the ways we eat it matter immensely for our bodies, our communities, and our world.


Thanks to Clark Olson-Smith for taking the profile picture featured on the homepage and Jon Remucal for the wiffleball photo.

Unless otherwise noted, the photographs on the site were taken by Brent Olson.   If you are  seeking permission to reprint or obtain higher resolution versions, please feel free to contact me.