Reviews, Podcasts, and More
Dec 29, 2016: My friend, Kevin Callan came through for me big time with this review in Explore Magazine's Website, under his handle, The Happy Camper.
Read the Review.
Dec 22, 2016: Here's a long, comprehensive review from Bryan Hansel, at Paddling Light
Mountain Life Review
Tsunami Rangers Extreme Sea Kayaking Adventures
Nancy Soares: To me, it’s all about connection and compassion…Once we lose one or the other, or both, the world becomes a much less pleasant place, and a more dangerous place, to live in. – Jon Turk
After reading this book the first thing I thought was Wow. This book should be read.
Why? For one thing, it’s a really good read. But as I started to write this review I looked at my notes and then at the blurb on the back of the book. One word caught my eye: sanity. Read More:
Tell Us Something Podcast
Deep Wilderness Podcast
I'm running a podcast series called “Deep Wilderness”, with Spaghetti on the Wall Productions. This is ongoing. A new podcast goes up once a month or so, and the old ones are archived. So check in anytime. As of mid-March, 2016, we were on Episode 16.
Excellence Reporter: The Meaning of Life
So, I get an email asking me to write a short essay on "The Meaning of Life". Nina, characteristically, tells me that there is no meaning to life. Fair enough. Well, plumbers fix pipes; writers write essays. It's games played by our think-too-much-know-it-all brains. Read Here.
Life Out Loud with Junie Moon
Had a wonderful 45 minute conversation in March, 2016, with Juni Moon on her site "Life Out Loud with Juni Moon". We talked about The Tundra, The Hunter, and The Shaman and the importance of these archetypes in the Koryak worldview: Listen here.
Future Primitive Interview
In the summer of 2013 I did an interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, one of the most insightful conversations I have had in a long time. It is now posted on the site Future Primitive. Just the name of their organization is so thrilling and evocative. I hope and believe that we will work together repeatedly in the future.
Hemispheres Radio Show
I did a great radio show with Jim Banks at KGNU in Boulder, Colorado in January, 2015. From the KGNU website: “On Hemispheres this week host Jim Banks interviews Jon Turk, world explorer, kayaker, and skier. Jon discusses indigenous cultures in northern Siberia, the Soviet era destruction of these cultures, and the shamanic spirituality that still survives on the frozen Siberian tundra.
Along comes Matt Belair, a true Brother, extreme snowboarder, author of Zen Athlete: A Guide to Self Mastery. We did a podcast together, digging deep into the spirit zone of extreme athleticism. This is one of the best; he calls it "Miracles and the Return to Power": Listen here
From my readers
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