As we all find different ways to socialize during these turbulent times, we are glad to provide a couple of opportunities to come together virtually and enjoy a few events.
First up is a movie night on Saturday April 11, where we’ll live stream our 48-minute film “Four More Feet” with a brief commentary before and a full question-and answer-session afterwards. Whether you’ve previously seen this film produced by Dina Sutin Sylvester in 2012 or are catching our quest to climb all 48 of NH’s tallest peaks in a single winter season for the first time, we think it will be a great evening to come together.
How will it work? We’ll post a link to the online platform we are using right here in this very blog, on our website front page, and on our social media accounts to help you find your way. We’ll make the few comments at 7:00 sharp and the movie will begin soon afterwards. It’s an uplifting tale of the tail-wagging Mighty Quinn guiding me along with the support from an assortment of varying friends and a few stalwart regular companions.
[Edit: “Four More Feet” info for showing on Saturday, April 11, 7:00 pm ET:
Meeting ID: 755 814 392
How does someone hike blind? What is the experience like and what are the limits on how high any of us can climb in our lives?
As for the question of how high any of us might climb, Tracy and I put my life story out in a memoir entitled See You At The Summit and have been enthused to receive a warm response in the reviews. It’s a deep and candid look at the journey through my life with all the difficult descents as well as the metaphorical summits achieved. It entices readers to journey along and better understand my path to ultimately managing a variety of adversities and while certainly confronting real struggles, emerge on a steady pattern of growth and positive development.
This brings us to our second event. On Monday, April 20 I would have been running my sixth consecutive Boston Marathon if not for the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, I’m inviting you to join us for a discussion of our book, which will be virtual just as with the “Four More Feet” viewing. We’ll have a more open discussion of the book including some deeper dives into any parts which might interest the attendees.
Given the theme of the day, I suspect I’ll particularly share a little more personally from the chapter “Running, Marathons and Mudders.” That said, it will be open discussion which we’ll moderate. As an added bonus to help this process along and to give a little support to everyone feeling the challenge at this time, Tracy and I will be making our book available on Amazon at a greatly reduced price for one day only on Saturday April 11, the day of our movie viewing event, in respect for our many book sale partners around New England.
We’re choosing April 11 so that everyone could choose to order their copy in preparation for our book review event. As usual, our proceeds from our book go directly to 2020 Vision Quest and we are proud to continue that process even as we can choose to reduce that benefit for a special day. Thank you for all the kind support and we hope to see many of you joining us for one or both of these events!