Authors Posts by Clarke Canfield

Clarke Canfield

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Golfing lefty in a right-handed world

The first time I played golf, I shot over 100—for just nine holes. That’s what happens when you’re a 9-year-old, left-handed golfer and somebody...

Yard Work? Turn it into a workout

After I committed a teenage transgression (we won’t go into details here) when I was 15, my dutiful mother handed down my punishment: “Go...

The Zipper Club

I became a member of The Zipper Club nearly 14 years ago. That’s when a cardiac surgeon split open my chest, repaired my heart...

Adrenaline Rush

I cut my teeth downhill skiing while attending college in Colorado. Learning to ski at mountains like Vail and Crested Butte was like having...

Hiking: Feeling the ‘wow’

My first “hike” was basically a 10-minute walk through the woods, not a trek up a mountain. But when you’re 8 years old, any...

Growing older together – in the great outdoors

What could be better than a camping trip with eight lifelong friends on a river in eastern Maine? I’ll tell you what’s better: making...