Frank, on dope, Hollywood, 1995

Nicolas’ drunkalogue

Ten years ago, I was a nice dinner party in Los Feliz. It was a warm spring evening, and we were sitting …

Lone tree & storm clouds, top of Baden Powell

Hyena Hundred

I wanted old school ideas. A couple of years ago I asked Larry Gassan for training suggestions. I wanted old school ideas, …

Wally Waldren Tree

A Week in June

AC100 is 6 weeks away. I found an email I wrote someone last year 2 weeks before the race. I was complaining …

Me, crossing stream

Shadow of the Giants 2014

Tuni the Mexican Wonderdog was living outside a seafood restaurant in Mexico when Heather found him. He’s 11 now, and just about …

Me, Cyprus, 1977

Birds

I am sitting at my kitchen counter, looking out the window, which faces east. Several times a week, around 5:30 or 6am, …

Above the clouds

Quiet, Please

It’s beautiful and sunny up here at 7,000 feet. Meanwhile, in the city, it’s cold and dark. I can’t see you. I …

Bear Canyon

Wandering

Wednesday Morning. My people skills are not great. It doesn’t take much for me to feel like I am under assault. People …

Sandstone, mile 30

Coyote Backbone 68 Miler

I set up camp at the finish line the day before. Full moon, in my tent at the finish line at LA …

Scree, mile 18

Calico 50K, 2014

The race begins with a two mile or so gentle downhill, and then there’s about 16 miles of gradual uphill. I don’t …

Rim Trail

North Side of Mount Wilson

The sun was setting as I approached Mt. Wilson on the last stretch of trail. By the time I reached the top, …

Train tracks, Austin Tx 1980

Buffalo Gets Evicted

This morning I took a run along the Lower Arroyo Trail. There’s a guy who lives under the San Pascual bridge, near …