Outdoor Recreation

Diversity, Environmental Justice, National Parks, Outdoor Recreation, Podcast, Yosemite / 26.09.2009

Back in January of 2009 I had the pleasure of speaking to Ken Burns. He sat with me for an interview about his documentary film "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." A program that first aired last year on PBS television stations nation wide this five-part series reveals in stunning detail some amazing historical facts. But what came out of that conversation was an awareness for the role people of color played in the creation of my favorite wild and scenic places.

Examiner.com, Madison, Outdoor Recreation, Triathlon / 20.09.2009

The Devil’s Challenge Triathlon got off to a chilly start as an early morning fog settled over Southern Wisconsin. But within an hour of the first swimmer’s splash into the water from beach the skies cleared to make for a great conclusion of 2009 Triathlon season. Visit Examiner.com for the complete story and a slide show: http://www.examiner.com/x-15739-Madison-Outdoor-Recreation-Examiner~y2009m9d20-Devils-Challenge-concludes-2009-Wisconsin-Tri-seaon...

Outdoor Recreation, Quote of the day / 16.09.2009

"That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” Edgar Allan Poe ~American short-story writer, editor, poet and critic (1809-1849) Photo by Joseph Mikus This photograph along with several others was taken by Joseph Mikus during a massive wildfire that raged along the north side of Yosemite in late August. The artist, whom I met in Curry Village while on a coffee run, shares his work with my gratitude.  -JEM ...