View from a Moving Train

Today’s blog comes to you from a train. I’ll be traveling 36 hours from Denver to Memphis with a 5 hour stop in Chicago that I am looking forward to. The train is taking us through some amazingly remote areas with virtually no cell service. Looking at the landscape unfolding out of our windows, it…

Dealing with Altitude

Last night was my first good sleep at altitude. Usually the day after the second good night’s sleep, my altitude issues are fully gone and I can exercise at my normal level. So I’m doing great! Without any drugs this normally takes more than three weeks. With Acetylzolamide (Diamox) taken judiciously (a half tablet the…

30 Stories in 30 Weeks

I finished “Deep Compassion,” my thirtieth story in thirty consecutive weeks and mailed it to Dean early this morning. At its simplest level, the story is about Yrsa, who wakes  up and must bring her children to school. But Yrsa is a Karhu, a race of intelligent polar bears living in Thule. Morning is the…