This is just a part of what I will tell about Jack and his relationship with the trail in my book. I'm holding off on pictures except for this one. It seems appropriate somehow. Penn/Mar Park I believe. Cigarette, beer, Red Sox hat on backwards, torn t-shirt and shorts, gnarly ass feet. There are some … Continue reading In the Real World I Hike: Excerpt 2- Baltimore Jack Tarlin
This begins on page 10 of the manuscript I have nearly finished. It is also the first time I have publicly posted anything from it to be reviewed by anyone. It is not entirely edited yet, so please excuse any typos or poor structure. If you enjoy it even a little, please hit the like … Continue reading In the Real World I Hike Book Excerpt #1
Most kids today will be found playing soccer or video games on the weekends, and for much of their summers. Not 12 y/o Natalie Sisemore, a 7th grader at Sunapee Middle High School. She will regularly be found with her father SY Sisemore, hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains. She has been hiking since she … Continue reading Hiking With “Peanut”
Robbers Roost trail. Many of the directions posted on various blogs and travel sites are lacking details to say the least. My daughter and I put the pieces together and found this really cool cave. Turns out it was pretty close to where we were camping outside of Sedona off of 89a going towards Cottonwood. … Continue reading Robbers Roost Trail and Cave-Sedona, Arizona
The was a man among us. A man who, at one time, may have possessed everything the world had to offer. For a time, he did everything the world expected of him. He had the right education, a pedigree from a good family, and unlimited potential, it seemed. He could command a room with his … Continue reading What is Living?
: The Doyle and "Baltimore Jack" Tarlin By Michael "SY" Sisemore AT'1999, Aconcagua-2004, Mt. Whitney 2000. NH 48-4k's 2017... One of the timeless practices someone encounters while hiking a long-distance trail like the AT, is its rich history of oral tradition and the stories passed down from one seasons veterans to the next. Prior to … Continue reading Baltimore Jack, Death, and Decay at the Doyle Hotel: A Jack Tarlin-Appalachian Trail Story.
An Englishman searches for what’s left of Providence, a failed Puritan colony in the Caribbean. via The Island that Disappeared — Longreads
Just Be…. An Essay (Backstory-I have been dying my beard different colors this school year; and this is written from the perspective of a letter to my students.) by Michael "Mr. SY" Sisemore 12-20-2017 Some of you may have noticed that I have taken to changing the color of … Continue reading Just Be…
A recent paper submitted for a class I just finished. More academically written with APA citations and references. Providence is My Guide By Michael "SY" Sisemore November, 2017 The purpose of this paper, is to create a reflection based upon a selection of readings, both required and suggested, from the syllabus of a course … Continue reading Providence
This is an article I was tasked with writing in a recent class I took. The course is titled Work as a Personal Journey and we were assigned to "imagine that a magazine (of your choosing) is going to do an article on your life and work and sends someone to interview you." I found … Continue reading A Journey Worth Taking is Never Complete.