The Write-up I’ve Been Putting Off

I’m glad I kept an audible record of my Iditarod. I revisit it maybe once or twice a year, and it seems a million miles away. I’ve been slowly trying to put it up in podcast form, but you maybe … Read More

The Importance of Being a Buddy

When we set up ATAO, I wanted to have a program where people could do a “light” sponsorship of the dogs. I knew that the dogs– their individual selves– were really the most interesting part to many mushing followers, and … Read More

Bossiness in Barking

From Shawn: This past week at ATAO has been a difficult week. We lost two of our old girls Bonnie and Linda all in the same week. Bonnie was a spitfire and quirky lady.  Will mushed with Bonnie years ago in 2015/2016 … Read More

New method, same Buddies

If you’re a Buddy, you know our Buddy updates lately have been sparse. There’s a few reasons for that, but one of the really big ones is the method of sending those. We use Mailchimp to send out email updates … Read More

Episode 10: Ski Pole

It’s Iditarod time! A mere two years after I started this project, the next installment is in. We’re almost to the halfway point! In this episode I talk about where I rested (in the last episode the debate was between … Read More

What is happening???

Oops I broke the site! Just part of the joys of running your whole darn operation. I’m working on it! Kind of like how you work on cleaning by first making a really big mess. I’m doing the really big … Read More

“Break”

Whew, what a year. When I elected to step back from Iditarod in 2022 (likely one of the best choices I made for myself and ATAO, with all the shenanigans that would be ensuing, unbeknownst to any of us), the … Read More

Episode 9: Green Person

Will and the team continue down the trail towards the halfway point of Iditarod, trying to determine if they should stay in Ophir along the way, or stick to the plan and camp further down the trail. Temperatures are dropping … Read More

Episode 8: Weight Limit

Will and the team forge on after their 24 hr layover in McGrath, heading for Ophir and then the halfway point of Iditarod, and into the cold Transcript coming soon Listen on Apple Podcasts • Transcript Coming Soon

The Long Year

When you have a goal– a massive, life goal– there is a before, and there is an after. People talk a lot about a sense of loss. Inigo Montoya after killing the six fingered man: “Is very strange. I have been … Read More

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