A van by the river . . .

Living out of a van for four months. Not your idea of a dream vacation? It’s actually all that and more. The van is our mobile studio as we move down the river, researching Life on the Mississippi in 2019. Victoria taped out dimensions of the cargo space in our 2018 Dodge Caravan and she’s piling it up with all the things we’ll need. We’ll be camping some days – but most meals and overnight stays will be in the homes of the generous and welcoming people along this great river. Getting very excited as launch day approaches! Hope to …

21 Days

When #relayofvoices started, there were two projects, or two ideas. One, to run home down the Mississippi River, and two, to work on getting outside of my own story, developing a dance with a group of women. For a time, the two projects became one project, and Relay of Voices was a huge endeavor with so many bodies and minds in the mix. Now we have stripped back again to a smaller team—there are no dancing women perhaps. And honestly, I don’t know if I will ever make that kind of work again. I’m finding myself in an evolution, my practice in …

The Adventure Podcast

by Kraig Becker After taking a week off for travel and other projects, The Adventure Podcast returns this week with an all new episode. The last time we recorded a show was just before the big summit push on Everest and the other Himalayan peaks, and in that episode we warned listeners that things could be a bit dicey. Little did we know that it would turn out to be one of the deadliest years in the history of the mountain, with traffic jams and other challenges making things difficult. That prompted our main topic this week, which is examining ways …

Brainerd Riverfront

CALLING ALL RUNNERS, WALKERS, BIKERS, AND PADDLERS! Join us on July 22-23rd for river-related opportunities. Join us on July 22nd from 5:30-7:30 for a community potluck, local music, and an opportunity to gather along the Mississippi (Rice Lake) at at the pavilion at Lum Park. Are you a runner, walker, biker, or paddler? Help send off Relay on the morning of July 23rd as she travels to Little Falls. Want to join? You’re welcome to participate! Relay of Voices (Relay), a four-month long expedition from the Headwaters to the Mouth of the Mississippi River, makes its way through Brainerd on July 22, 2019. Spearheaded …