Accidental Chef in the Wild West

PORTAL, AZ – As if we were all Wild West outlaws lowering our bandanas for the first time, my neighbors in tiny Portal, Arizona and I are finally seeing one another’s faces. Never having seen their mouths, I made many of them extravagant Thanksgiving and December holiday dinners, alongside my friend Zola, who’s pushing 90…

I’m in Training to Live in Copper Harbor, MI

Eagle Harbor, MI – I have already learned not to look up when you’re rake-shaking an apple tree. That I need a wire leader when fishing for pike. That thimbleberries grab any opportunity to flutter to the ground. And that I need to bring my wood inside to warm it up so it’s ready for…

A Keweenaw Red Rocks?

Aaron Rogers envisions an amphitheater carved in stone & big-name bands at East Bluff Bike Park.

Keweenaw Diaries Part 1: Trapped in Paradise

Eagle Harbor, MI – I am trapped in a paradise, immobilized next to an animated orange fire, within earshot of the storm just now whistling over Lake Superior; I am be-blanketed on the couch of a log cabin far more spectacular than my budget for this trip could ever approach.  On the downside, my car…