Art + Soul

The Sound of Silence

Feeling socially overwhelmed during the holidays is as certain for me as a stomachache induced by a chocolate breakfast on Christmas morning. Have you had the misfortune of listening to the radio lately? Yikes, I actually start to grit my teeth when some pop star’’s banal rendition of ‘”All I Want For Christmas”’ attacks my ears. Between the terrible Christmas songs…

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A Great Loss for our Mountain Community

January 18th, 2012 – The Bow Valley was rocked by tragic news this morning, as reports trickled in that a local climber had been killed in Patagonia. According to Gripped, Carlyle Norman was climbing with Cian Brinker (uninjured) when the accident occurred.* Highline Magazine and our mountain community have lost a vibrant, energetic and tremendously caring human being. An enthusiastic climber, adventurer, yoga instructor and aspiring writer,…

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The Sound of Silence

Feeling socially overwhelmed during the holidays is as certain for me as a stomachache induced by a chocolate breakfast on Christmas morning. Have you had the misfortune of listening to the radio lately? Yikes, I actually start to grit my teeth when some pop star’’s banal rendition of ‘”All I Want For Christmas”’ attacks my ears. Between the terrible Christmas songs…

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Lost in Translation

Years ago, my good friend Dragon and I went down to Texas to climb little rocks. Because neither of us were boulderers or particularly adept at following rules (and they love their rules in Hueco Tanks) our introduction was a little rocky. After a few hostile encounters with the native rangers (them threatening to throw us out of the park,…

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