Courage to live on the edge

1953. Climbing team after Hermann Buhl summits Nanga Parbat

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that, for the past month, every time I hear a wave crash against our eroding shore, I flinch. I'm hypervigilante and my brain rushes to worst-case scenarios. Is beauty really worth the agita? Can I take another month of cursing the wicked wind of the west? Hermann Buhl,… Continue reading Courage to live on the edge

“Headlong” $.99 This Week

If you're in the mood for a short, punchy memoir about normally sensible middle-aged people taking insane risks on a Central Asian roadtrip, HEADLONG is on sale for $.99 this week at Amazon (and also at Amazon.co.uk). Easy-to-read Kindle version will keep you company on the go. I published this tale last year to commemorate… Continue reading “Headlong” $.99 This Week