A year and a half ago, I wrote an article for Paddler Magazine that was to be featured as The Opus- a two page personal essay spread. I was particularly excited because the word count was something like triple what I had previously been allotted for articles in that magazine. But then...the magazine went under? It didn't print? Maybe it did? Somehow, no one is really sure. Apparently it printed in the online version of Paddler, which is great, except it meant nobody read it and I can't re-submit it to any magazines. It's a little out of date now, however, because it has to do with Tyler Bradt's record breaking run of 107 Foot Alexandra falls! (Tyler has by now shattered his own record and set a new one, that I hope is never broken, by dropping off 186 foot Palouse falls. Go Tyler! Now stop doing that stuff.)
Anyway, I finally found my Opus online here. This was written before I went to Huge, so I was a really new kayaker.
While I don't really expect anyone to read it, I'm just glad I found it. I'd love to put this in my portfolio but I have no idea how to take it from web form to paper form- or a screen shot? Does anyone know how to do screen shots? Any advice? Help?
Here's Tyler. Photo by Lane Jacobs.