Wander Weekly #11: Labor of Love

Wander Weekly 11

Wander Weekly is a weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.

Long weekends are often lazy weekends. While I love being lazy, I’m stoked to be traveling to Spokane tomorrow, then on to Banff, for a week of hiking and camping and crystalline lakes.

That means no posts next week, but (hopefully) lots of writing time to get back into digging deep in time for fall.

On another note – how is it already September??

Anyway, first and foremost in this Wander Weekly, here is a NYT article highlighting good ways to donate to victims of Hurrican Harvey and avoid scams.

Also this week, I am –


Those greenhouse pictures. I can’t get enough. 🌵

(Via Atlas Obscura)


  • This photo essay of pet rescues during Hurricane Harvey

    “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

– The wonderful Mr. Rogers

(Via The Atlantic)

  • This Storyabout introducing disadvantaged youth from Los Angeles to the outdoors

Partnering with theLos Angeles Youth Network, I’m able to help 17- to 21-year-old kids who are actively working to build successful lives. They’ve already gotten themselves off the streets and are holding down jobs and pursuing educations. That’s a huge step forward, but when I think about my own upbringing, it’s the experiences I had outdoors that stand out more than any of the crappy jobs I worked or the math classes I barely attended.

(Via Outside Online)

Listening to:

Olympian (and Dartmouth ’12!) Alexi Pappas is a runner, a filmmaker, and all-around baller.

I recently got back into running (thanks, knees! You’re swell!) Getting back into shapesucks, but lucky for me, there are tons of inspiring people like Alexi out there who I look to for motivation – not just in running, but in life.


  • “Texas” by Magic Man

We love you, Houston. Stay safe.


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