Hike 54, post injury. Since my injury, I’ve been hesitant to do any climbing that may require decent snow work/post holing over an extended period. It’s limited my winter climbing for the past years, for fear of tearing my Achilles tendon once again. I’ve stuck to safer winter routes as a result - it’s not a place one wants that injury to reoccur. But, lately it’s felt strong enough to try it. Felt so good to be back in it all. A big thanks to @acullenphoto for these pictures of me, it’s so nice to mark the occasion. #summer #outdoors #hiking
This was really nice to receive this week. I'm happy to share that I was awarded a Gold Award in the Best Should Teach at the University of Colorado Boulder, administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Thank you to all those who have mentored me along the way, your guidance has been instrumental.
White Sands National Park covers around 275 square miles of desert, and according to the park, it’s the world's largest gypsum dunefield. It’s stunning. Great to be out there with @rachelwoolfphoto . #whitesandsnationalpark
Colorado friends! I'm excited to share that our film, The Hardest Day, will be broadcast today on Colorado PBS12, at 4pm. We're excited to share our film locally and as always, I'm so grateful for all of the support. For the PBS schedule, please visit: https://bit.ly/42YrIly. We’re also on the PBS app for streaming, for future viewing.
I'm excited to share the news that @mangohousemovie was awarded Best Film at the I, Immigrant Film Festival! The film was chosen out of 449 films submitted for the festival, which was a nice honor. Glad to see the work of Dr. PJ Parmar and the resettled refugee experience continue to resonate with festivals. In the coming months, as things wind down for this project, we'll begin to look for places to screen the film and ways to distribute the it. Thanks, as always, to all who helped support this project. #refugee #immigration
"You’re so loved, Drake, you’re so loved.” Those words still echo in my thoughts thinking back to this summer, where I had the privilege of meeting Karol and Sarah Bird. This moment was part of my ongoing documentary work on the human-animal bond and the pet loss community. They graciously allowed me into their home here in Colorado, while working with a veterinarian with the wonderful @caring_pathways . They, like so many, were navigating the painful process of pet loss, and in particular, with Drake. With Sarah and Karol's support, I'm honored to share that Smithsonian Magazine has chosen their image in the American Experience category. The link is in my bio. If you feel inclined to support it, there is a chance to vote for a reader/viewer's choice. Thanks, as always, for everyone who has supported this endeavor along the way. My respect for this community is immense and my life will forever be changed as a result of what I've witnessed. The intensity of the human-animal bond is one that deserves respect, and it's been an honor to be a part of sharing it. If you're experiencing pet loss, please know that there's a lot of support available and you're not alone.