Today my 24th interview began landing in readers post boxes around the globe, as my 10th BASE article appears in the February 2013 issue of Blue Skies Magazine.
My latest is ESPEN FADNES SMOOTH OPERATOR. If the opportunity to meet Mr. Fadnes, “Fast-Dog” of Midget BASE fame arises, take it.
Espen “Fast-Dog” Fadnes
In fact if you are new to BASE jumping I guarantee that you will learn something about the sport, about the interviewees and yourself by reading from my body of work about BASE. And again, if you have the opportunity to meet or speak to these people, take it.
Calvin 19 and his sisters Annie and Emily
Clair Marie (The BASE Girl)
Tracey Space Walker
Jevto Dedijer (BASE 66)
Karen Lewis Dalton
Ana Isabel Dao
Tony Uragalla (Tony Suits)
Miles and Nikki Daisher
These people embodied the essence of my blog tagline,”Everyone has a story to tell…some people use more exclamation marks than others.”
The October 2012 issue, #36, is in the mail now! If you’re a current subscriber, you should be getting it any day now. If you are, for some crazy reason, not a Blue Skies Mag subscriber, SIGN UP NOW at blueskiesmag.com/subscribe.
What she wishes someone told her when she was starting out.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? | by Beth Athanas
More very useful tips, this time dealing with catastrophic thinking. As in, “I’m going to screw up this jump. I’ll break my leg. No one will want to jump with me. I could hit the tail on exit. My boyfriend will break up with me. I’ll never learn how to freefly. No one at the bonfire will talk to me.”
The September 2012 issue, #35, is on its way to the hearts, minds, and mailboxes of all current Blue Skies Mag subscribers. If you are not a current subscriber, why don’t you go ahead and remedy that situation now. blueskiesmag.com/subscribe. Click. Pay. Receive.
If you are a subscriber and do not receive your issue #35 by October 1, please contact Kolla@blueskiesmag.com.
Here is what you will find in the unique and beautiful flower called issue 35:
The coolest fucking BASE jumper in the world wants you to slow down. And get off his damn lawn. Seriously, there’s no good reason to rush your BASE career just so you have something to post on YouTube.
And that’s all, folks! Let us know what you think of this issue, the things in it, the paper, your mailman, your relationship with your mailbox. Anything. Please. There are bajillions of ways to contact us, choose your favorite and talk to us!
I am thrilled to see more and more BASE related articles by various writers. The sport needs positive voices speaking out in articles to quiet the negative press. I am personally thrilled excited to see an article by the lovely and very talented Annette O’Neill.
On a personal note, I am home recovering from the past weeks surgery. The doctor believes she has gotten it all and I am on a path of 4 to 6 weeks of healing recovery and in office treatments. May I express my gratitude to all those who have shared well wishes. Thank You.
Now that I have all this free time which requires me to relax, I hope to get my photos sorted and posted from my 1st BASE trip over this past summer to Norway.
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Base 66: Jevto Dedijer
Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: iUniverse.com (2 Nov 2004)
GroundRush by Simon Jakeman
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (6 Aug 1992)
Confessions of An Idiot: Chris 'douggs' McDougall
Softcover: 255 pages
Publisher: BASEDREAMS 2009
FreeFall: Tom Read
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company (6 Aug 1998)
The Great Book of BASE: Matt Gerdes
Softcover: 269 pages
Publisher: Birdbrain Publishing
High Infatuation: A Climbers Guide to Love and Gravity: Steph Davis
Softcover: 189 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (April 1, 2007)
Learning to Fly: An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and One Amazing Dog: Steph Davis
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Touchstone (April 2, 2013)
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