Finding Manzanita

    Every time I fly into Phoenix, I look out this window and that window. I know I’ll never see it, but I look for Manzanita Speedway anyway. It closed unceremoniously in early 2009, was bulldozed into a pile, and it’s on the wrong end of the city for my...
    Show Me the Measure of Your Dedication

    Show Me the Measure of Your Dedication

    I don’t know why I have this new tendency to sit on posts about epic travel weekends for two months. This is our trip to the Catskills/NYC in June for Manitou’s Revenge, a 56 mile ultra. —– Our flights for the New York trip took us through four...
    A Clearing Full of Many Things Except Boundaries

    A Clearing Full of Many Things Except Boundaries

    “There are several ways not to walk in the prairie, and one of them is with your eye on a far goal, because you then begin to believe you’re not closing the distance any more than you would with a mirage. My woodland sense of scale and time didn’t fit this country,...