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Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Skiing, Skiing / 23.05.2011

 

  Sweetgrass Productions’ Nick Waggoner posts another installment of the advance screening series “On the Road With Solitaire.” Episode IV: Low Tide laments the drudgeries of film production in poor snow conditions though the bitter cold Andes Mountains of South America. “Argentine women, though some may think they’re a God send are more practically the devil’s handy work,” opines the narrator “Or moral landmines on the road to anywhere other than drink, party, dance, ski repeat.”
Examiner.com, Gear Review, Stand Up Paddling / 21.05.2011

No doubt I was over dressed for the occasion. Despite the weather on this cool spring morning a lap around Lake Wingra on my stand up paddleboard hardly called for waterproof protection. But in defiance of the pending rapture I decided a cold day in hell would be the perfect opportunity to try out the new Gore-Tex Lightweight Paddling Suit from Kokatat.
Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Environmental Justice, Film preview, National Parks, PBS / 18.05.2011

Travel is an event of transformation. In 1961 a long bus ride from Washington D.C. to New Orleans changed the world forever. But the PBS American Experience documentary “The Freedom Riders” will likely do little to alter your perspective of a journey upon the open road. Instead I hope that it will open your awareness to the fear and vulnerability a conspicuous minority will face even today while traveling and exposed to the hostility of an entitled majority.

Capital Region Business Journal, Charitable Giving, Madison, Magazines / 09.05.2011

Taking classes a few days a week Hiroko Williams is learning to speak English. While her husband, a United States citizen, prepares to enter a graduate program in international relations next fall, this native of Japan receives free language education through a local non-profit called the Literacy Network. Though trained as a nurse Williams said she must first master the basic skills of communication.
5Point, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Music / 02.05.2011

Defying description Jeremy Collin’s sweeping film and live stage production “The Wolf & The Medallion” took the top prize at the 2011 5Point Film Festival. With 10 world premiere movies over four days the gathering of adventure culture in Carbondale Colorado awarded honors as well to films in four categories. The Spirit Award: Cold by Cory Richards The Inspiration Award: Chasing Water by Peter McBride Best Cinematography: Dark Side of the Lens by Mickey Smith Jury Special Selection: Scrappertown featuring Baby Champ