It’s time once again to fire up your imagination and take an audio excursion with The Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall is here to introduce today’s episode.
“Is there a statute of limitations on finding something you’re passionate about? Is there a certain age when learning something new becomes too much to take on, or we become too afraid to fail or afraid to let others see us fail?” writes Brendan Leonard. A few Christmases back, Brendan received a rather strange gift from his brother – an old rope. Brendan wasn’t a climber. He had no intention of becoming of climber. Sometimes though gifts can change our lives. It turns out that 60-meters of climbing rope has taken him farther than he could have ever dreamed.
“Over two weeks I went from pretty ‘fine’—I have to say ‘fine’ with air quotes and an eye roll, because it’s that kind of fine—so, I went from ‘fine’ to ‘I’m out!’ I just needed a life restart,” says Katie Crafts. For her thirtieth birthday, Katie gave herself… Read More
Before Semi-Rad.com, Brendan Leonard wrote a Short for The Dirtbag Diaries called “Sixty Meters to Anywhere.” He recently published a book with the same title, documenting his journey from handcuffs to hand-jams, from rural Iowa to the mountains of Colorado and from… Read More
Artwork: Walker Cahall Eric Johnson lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and three young daughters. He works as a high school English teacher. He’s responsible—well, most of the time. Half way into his thirties, Eric emptied his retirement account to buy a raft, despite the fact that he… Read More