Thursday, March 20, 2014

Strong arm real estate developer tactics threatens sacred land

"What would this development seem like from inside the Grand Canyon? At Mile 62, several days into a river trip, it would be like encountering Las Vegas-style entertainment and crowds of people."

"Bodaway/Gap chapter members initially opposed the development, but a vote count taken at a later, more contentious meeting reversed that decision. Meanwhile, all of the surrounding chapters, such as Coal Mine, Kaibeto, Tuba City, and Cameron, have passed resolutions opposing the tramway and its associated tourist attractions."
Save The Confluence

Saturday, June 29, 2013


A short film by Danny Doran

My car was having issues, but Kenny would not let me get out of circumnavigating Manhattan again.  I was on one of the funny learning experience trips that Kenny speaks about in the movie two years before.  This time, a broken car, just two of us paddling, an entire film crew taking subways around NYC to film this trip, an overzealous fisherman who caught my stern (almost hooked my face), near collision with an angry ferry boat, but PERFECT timing with the tides thanks to Kenny, made for an adventure that I'll never forget.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Call for artists

Looks like the Liquidlogic folks are looking for art work for their new facility outside of Asheville.
Check out Shane's blog for details.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Awareness in the midst of the Experience

"When I was at Eiheiji monastery in Japan, everyone was just doing what he should do.  That is all.  It is the same as waking up in the morning; we have to get up.  At Eiheiji monastery, when we had to sit, we sat; when we had to bow to Buddha, we bowed to Buddha.  That is all.  And when we were practicing, we did not feel anything special.  We did not even feel that we were leading a monastic life.  For us, the monastic life was the usual life, and the people who came from the city were unusual people.  When we saw them we felt, 'Oh, some unusual people have come!'

But once I had left Eiheiji and been away for some time, coming back was different.  I heard the various sounds of practice - the bells and the monks reciting the sutra - and I had a deep feeling.  There were tears flowing out of my eyes, nose, and mouth!  It is the people who are ouside of the monastery who feel its atmosphere.  Those who are practicing actually do not feel anything.  I think this is true for everything.  When we hear the sound of a pine tree on a windy day, perhaps the wind is just blowing, and the pine tree i just standing in the wind.  That is all that they are doing.  But the people who listen to the wind in the tree will write a poem, or will feel something unusual.  That is, I think, the way everything is."

pp. 87-88
"Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"
by Shunryu Suzuki
ISBN 13: 978-1-59030-267-5

LiquidLogic Grand Canyon Winter Assault 2013

2013 Liquid Logic Grand Canyon Expedition from Russ Langley on Vimeo.

film/slideshow by Russ Langley on Vimeo Nice edit Russ!!! Great crew!! Great trip this year!