August 4, 2017 KimHarms

Four years after sending a query to Creation Illustrated hoping to write about my first backpacking trip, I received an invitation to write the story. Four. Years. (I’ve had to wait quite a while for responses to queries in the past, but four years is crazytown. ) It was worth the wait, however, because that query turned into an 8-page spread in the magazine. I love writing for online publications, but there is something extra sweet about pulling a magazine out of the mailbox and finding your byline in print. The fact that it was backgrounded by a giant photo…

August 13, 2013 KimHarms

I’ve been awol from the online world for a week doing adventurous things like leaping off this rocky ledge into the shockingly cold waters of Lake Superior. Brave Carter was the ringleader, but all five of us took our turn. (Even Lewis hopped in to Corey’s waiting arms. Corey wins the award for being in the frigid water the longest.) By the way, the average temperature of Lake Superior in August is 55 degrees. One jump was enough for me.

July 25, 2013 KimHarms

1. Pee outside. Seriously, this is the view from the commode at our first potty break. I doubt there’s a 5-star hotel out there that can boast of a view like this from the toilet. 2. Bathe in deet. It feels like it anyway. Nothing like rubbing 98% deet all over every exposed part of my body to fend off armies of killer mosquitos. 3. Drink water that looks like this. Filtered from Cross River, Corey assured me it was safe to drink. I trusted him and survived, so I guess he was telling the truth. 4. Get very excited…