Years after losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle crash in the Dominican Republic in 1985, Robert Kull traveled to a remote island in Patagonia's coastal wilderness with supplies to live alone for a year. Living near a different Vancouver Island--in southern Chile--with only a cat and his thoughts as companions, Kull wrestled with inner demons while nature raged around him. Kull's diary of his tumultuous quest for peace of mind is Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes (Novato, CA: New World Library $23.95 U.S.). 978-1-57731-632-9

Robert Kull has worked as a scuba instructor, travel guide, construction worker, logger, dishwasher, truck driver, bartender, community organic gardening teacher, firefighter, photographer, and professor. Bob holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia and currently lives in Vancouver, BC.\

[BCBW 2008] "Outdoors"