Lakpa’s Lucky Day

“It must have been my lucky day,” Lakpa Sherpa says, encapsulating the miracle his family performed to secure his exit from Nepal during its recent, bloody civil war. Beginning in the mid-1990s, a Maoist communist insurgency faction fought to topple Nepal’s 240-year-old monarchy. Most members of the royal family were massacred and the ensuing decade-long… Continue reading Lakpa’s Lucky Day

Beyawned Earth: Pillownauts and the Downside of Space Travel by Yours Truly

This Saturday, July 20, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The feat cemented humankind’s toehold on the final frontier’s doorstep. In the coming year, engineers and scientists are poised to establish a permanently inhabited base on the lunar surface. From this launch pad, cosmic explorers and entrepreneurs hope to dive… Continue reading Beyawned Earth: Pillownauts and the Downside of Space Travel by Yours Truly

Choose Your Challenge by Yours Truly

I am so pleased to announce that Mountain Flyer‘s Issue No. 61 features my in-depth profile on the teens whose lives have cycled from average to amazing thanks to mountain biking. “Choose Your Challenge: Durango Devo’s Winning Formula” trails a wildly popular local 501c3 organization in my community that gets young people ell beyond their… Continue reading Choose Your Challenge by Yours Truly

The Limber Inventor by Yours Truly

How hard could it be to teach yourself to build and program a robotic arm that receives instructions from your thoughts? If you’re a bored sixteen-year-old like Easton LaChappelle, the answer is: sorta not hard at all. Easton grew up rather isolated in Colorado’s Four Corners region–down the road from where I live now. All… Continue reading The Limber Inventor by Yours Truly