Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • The Prince P (in memory of Phil Schaal) by Cyrena Lee

    Aug 6, 19 • 4421 Views • Locations2 Comments

    It would have been hard to write about Phil Schaal even if he were still here—here meaning still alive. Alive meaning still breathing and walking. With anything that involved Phil, he would have been critical, demanded better, demanded the best. by Cyrena...

  • Granite Trinity by Michelle Dedischew

    Jul 18, 19 • 2424 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    One thousand twenty-seven. One thousand twenty-eight. One thousand twenty-nine. My head is lost in some sort of vortex. I’m not sure if I was I counting the steps from the parking lot to the base of this ocean of a wall…maybe it was the rhythm of my...

  • Elegant and Brutal by Cristina Marcalow

    Jun 1, 19 • 1254 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I. Trapped Kaiser Santa Clara Hospital, June 2018 The haul bag sits, a stuffed pig in the trunk. Cams, nuts, and two foil-wrapped burritos vibrate with expectant energy. But the car is parked in the red haze of the emergency room parking lot sign, and it...

  • Going Out To Come Home by Stacy Bare

    May 27, 19 • 4410 Views • Locations1 Comment

    The night was cold, and where the moon and stars shone around patches of clouds, they were incredibly bright. There was no ambient light out here. I was standing on a half-finished patio attached to a half-finished house in an otherwise empty summer-herding...

  • Climbing Past War by Stacy Bare

    May 26, 19 • 9723 Views • Locations1 Comment

    The uninitiated, those who don’t climb, always ask me why I do. I normally begin my response with the statement that I don’t climb enough. I’m a marginal climber at best and am thankful for many far superior climbing partners who humor me struggling up...

  • Suicide and Pirates by Andrew Allport

    May 17, 19 • 8386 Views • Locations5 Comments

    My father taught me how to climb, just as he taught me how to play guitar and ski—badly, I could say. But that isn’t quite right. Perhaps impatiently or unevenly. As a teacher, he managed to combine a sense of high expectations with a stunning lack of...

  • Susie and The Gnar by Joshua Smith

    May 1, 19 • 730 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Some are blessed by fate With thews and spines of steel, Some work hard and fiercely fight To rise above the common weal. Words by Joshua Smith from Volume 15, now available Susie packed a bit of both In a frame of five foot three And to her the words on...

  • Climbing En Plein Air by Birch Malotky

    Apr 2, 19 • 1067 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The dance of renewal, the dance that made the world,  was always danced here at the edge of things…   —Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of The World   My first sense of it is auditory. I am walking toward the rim, eyes straining to see...