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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2017 happenings, ECPS, NWM, and a new book!

I am just going to gloss over how crap the last half of 2016 was, and slide right into some things I am excited about for 2017.

I was asked to represent WMI - sorry,  NOLS Wilderness Medicine, we have had a name change and new branding - at the East Coast Paddle Symposium in Charleston South Carolina. This is super exciting. I will be teaching four, one hour classes as well as manning the NWM booth for three days. During the process of setting everything up, I was asked to send them a Bio, and shortly after that, I got another request.

I was asked by the group running the event to do a fifth class. This time not medicine related. They wanted to hear about my book, and the trips I have done. Honestly, I didn't want host a talk directly about my book. Seeing an empty tent for that would be too depressing. So I told them I would talk about trip planning, and overcoming the obstacles to make big trips happen.

I am really excited to get to take part in a really wonderful event. So here's the deal. Ill be wearing something that says Paddling Otaku on it, or maybe you will just recognize my bearded face. Either way, come and say hi, and Ill give you a download code for a free copy of my book. How does that sound?

The other thing I have decided that I am excited about is I have made a new years intention. I hate the word resolution, lets try intention. My intention for 2017 is to finish the writing for my next book, which is titled "Expedition planning: From weekend trips to month long adventures" Initially my intention was to have it finished, but then I came to my senses and I know the writing will be a big enough challenge.

I am happy with some of the things I accomplished in 2016, but saddened that I wasn't able to make some things happen. It was a really lousy year. Going into 2017 I am particularly concerned about the environment and the state of our planet. I am worried that what little progress we were making on climate change will be quickly erased. The only thing on that front that I am optimistic about is that perhaps people will realize that we can't wait for governments and we have to make the changes ourselves. Renewable energy, way less meat eating, decrease waste. I think that is what we have to be faced with.

That is where I am as 2016 comes to a close. I hope you are doing well...

Ill be writing, and paddling. and teaching.

Let's go!

7 comments:

  1. Hey! Congratulations - it sounds like it will be wonderfully fulfilling...and maybe a little exhausting, too, to work the symposium. I'll bet your classes are amazing.

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  2. Hey! Thanks! five hours of teaching over three days is nothing. When I teach a WFA I am doing 8 to 12 hours over two days. I shoot for amazing, but don't know that I get there. I think I am a good teacher, and people generally agree.

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