Stories – physical daring

Kelly Dobbins

A BODY OF WORK by Kelly Dobbins

I should see a psychiatrist about this because I work my ass off, but I'm uncomfortable going out in public! ...
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Karen Wolf

GO WITH THE FLOW by Karen Wolf

My life's headlines might read like a National Enquirer front page: KILLER BEES ATTACK SAILORS IN VENEZUELAN JUNGLE; HURRICANE FLOYD ...
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Kelly Crowley

GOLD MEDAL MERMAID by Kelly Crowley

When you're the odd kid out at a small Catholic grammar school, you're destined to get picked last for every ...
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Julia Butterfly Hill

HEART by Julia Butterfly Hill

The root word for courage comes from the French and means “heart.” True courage can only come when we are ...
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Alison Levine

ON THE EDGE by Alison Levine

I knew what it was like to get the snot kicked out of me high up on the summit ridge ...
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Laura Madson

ROLLER DERBY: THE NEW SELF-HELP SPORT by Laura Madson, aka Pippy Longstalker

Let me introduce myself. My name is Pippy Longstalker. My number is 36aa and I skate for the Dominion Derby ...
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Carter Helliwell

SOLA PEDALING by Carter Helliwell

I’ve read that growth occurs in the space outside one’s comfort zone. I’m not sure why I had to go ...
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Nalini Nadkarni

VIEW FROM THE TOP by Nalini Nadkarni

I have a great job; I climb trees to study the rainforest canopy. My journey to understand trees started early ...
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Doris Granny D Haddock

WALKING ACROSS AMERICA IN MY 90TH YEAR by Doris “Granny D” Haddock

Well, was that me? Old Doris? It was not the Doris who had sat meekly among them a year and ...
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Caroline Paul

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE by Caroline Paul

Join me now at a fairly typical fire. That’s me, crawling down a hallway. I’m hauling hose, but you can’t ...
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