There are Signs Everywhere Part 7 – And Then There Were Ten

From the 2013 Travel Journal – The WMS CME Trek to Everest Base Camp Part 7 of There Are Signs Everywhere “And then there were ten” (almost nine) Everything turned out all right in the end. But it had been an eventful 24 hours or so. Our down trekking days proved to be, in ways,…

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Natural Prozac

A lifetime ago, during my freshman year at Oberlin, I called my dad on a lonely Friday night feeling homesick, left out, like I needed my dad. Oberlin was a dry town, and the college did not have a Greek system. That night, like many other Friday nights that year, my friends were out smoking…

Inspiration Station Part 1 – Everest to Estes Park

It’s been another one of those “Right place, right time” moments.  I’ve been involved with the Wilderness Medical Society since 2008, serving on the education committee, directing the Student Elective in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, now serving on the Board of Directors, but this is the first year I’ve been able to attend their winter conference…