Local News: Running Home

Next week is my last big flight of the year for AHU. Another trip down to Louisiana, this time to my own hometown, to spread the word about Relay of Voices, build connections, and hopefully rally some (financial!) support for this huge endeavor. On November 8th, I’m hosting an “evening”—And you are asking, as did Theresa Schmidt San Miguel of local NBC affiliate KPLC-TV, what does THAT mean? An evening? Well, perhaps, in classic Southwest Louisiana style, the evening of Thursday, November 8th will be a mix of things, including cocktail party (why not?), presentation with slides, dance performance, reunion. …

Rehearsing Relay

Over the past six months, I’ve traveled down the river and met not only hundreds of amazing river people, but perhaps most importantly, I met the one man who I believe I’ll spend the rest of my life with. Right on the river in Minneapolis! This river, and this project, are already—and swiftly—changing and uprooting in ways very welcome! The fortunate thing of this new union is that my new partner is not only a great person connected to the river, but he is a runner! And we have become quite the relay team. Since August, we have run in …

Notes from Clarksdale

LISA: fullness; brimming; island time; teal building; barrier; influx; disperse; 45 miles; whirling; sunsets…

CARLA: wandering around town / picnic in the gazebo…

Long Overdue: Last Long Run

It’s official. The Advance Tour for #relayofvoices #thegreatriverrun is in it’s last 24 hours. A storm has been making it’s way inland from just off the coast, thwarting our plans to take a boat to the Mouth of the River today… the “3 passes” that is—that’s right, it’s a Delta, it fans out, and there is not just one way out, there are many.