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Please excuse me while I reject my instincts and talk about myself for a moment.

I’m Greg Seitz, I’m a writer and an outdoors aficionado. I grew up in Stillwater, MN and have primarily lived in St. Paul and the surrounding area for the past 10 years. I work in communications for an environmental non-profit organization. In December 2007 I published volume 1, issue 1 of a chapbook called “Esker: Tales of Woods and Water.”

I particularly love two places in Minnesota: the St. Croix River and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Both those places offer me very different things in many ways, but there is a common theme of water, canoeing, silence and solitude, and wild beauty.

The St. Croix is wonderful for its accessibility, I can be on the river an hour after leaving my house if I want. I can see eagles and catch smallmouth bass on a weekend day. The BWCAW is like nowhere else in the country, and probably the world. The million acres of wilderness is a favorite destination for at least one trip a year, and its protection is also the focus of my professional work.

My other interest include:

  • Books – check out my library on LibraryThing.com to get an idea of my rather fickle tastes
  • Writing – see Esker, the dharma blog, and many of my other ventures
  • Music – from Bob Dylan to Radiohead
  • Art – I just really like wandering around a good art museum… particular favorites are the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC
  • Technology – check out this blog, my Twitter feed, and my St. Croix River Facebook page which has 12,000 fans at last count

I received my bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota in 2002. I graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 1998. While there, I was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper (The Pony Express) and received the Berggren Scholarship for Written and Spoken Word. View my full resume »

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