Category: Writing

Princess Geraldina and the Monsters from the West

I wrote this short fictional fantasy piece a few years ago. It is meant for older children. It has a strong defense of nature theme, and was inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke. 1 In the farthest depths of the Forest World lived Princess…

The East Face

This is a long-form essay about a mountain ascent I did in the Sierra Nevada a few years ago.

Harding & Rowell’s Ascent of the South Face of Half Dome

Arriving at the bank of Lost Lake above Little Yosemite Valley, I drop the 60-pound haul bag that I lugged up the steep Mist Trail and sit on a well-positioned boulder. The recent rain wasn’t enough to freshen up the stagnant lake and I…