2013 turned out to be a year of unprecedented commitment and progress. Lived in Mexico. Organized a protest. Ran the Grand Canyon, Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, in one day. Traveled to Colombia. Represented my sponsor Ultraspire at Western States 100, then teamed up with Anton Krupicka to pace/crew Joe Grant at Hardrock 100. Went on tour with Ben Gibbard and The Postal Service. Started graduate school in Missoula, Montana. Got detained by police for protesting Montana’s coal export and sitting on train tracks to stop coal train traffic. Honored to have my work published in Camas Magazine, Trail Runner Magazine, irunfar.com and the Dirtbag Diaries.
2014 will be even richer. More bold, more urgent action, more participation in this mysterious and wild planet on which we live. Happy New Years to you. I love you. I love you. I love you. Thanks for reading the Jasmine Dialogues.
Now, it’s time. Time for us to fight for what we love. Time to dance. Time to revolt. Wildy, n
The Dirtbag Diaries, a Duct Tape Then Beer Production affiliated with Patagonia, just posted a podcast called “Fighting with out Feet,” where I tell the story of one of the most ambitious environmental activist projects of my life: a 70-mile protest run across the Baja Peninsula to resist proposals by US-Canadian companies to open-pit gold mine.
The podcast turned out to be an incredible production, thanks to great work done by the Dirtbag Diaries. I’ve been a longstanding listener of their audio creations for years now and am excited for my story to be a part of their family. I feel strongly that this story should be shared, so please share with your spheres if you feel inspired. (Download mp3 or listen on Soundcloud.) Onward! Here are some previous Jasmine Dialogues posts about the protest:
Honored to have my article “In the Way,” selected for the Winter 2013 issue of Camas Magazine, a well-known environmental literary magazine from the University of Montana.
Humbled to now be part of an incredible line-up of past contributors and inspirations of mine, including: Bill McKibben, Rebecca Solnit, Wendell Berry, Derrick Jensen, Craig Childs, Rick Bass, etc. The piece was about being detained in Helena, Montana during an act of civil disobedience where I sat on the train tracks with a group of others to protest coal exports. It also involves elephants. Big elephants. One my proudest pieces, lots put into this one. Want a copy?