Bowen Dwelle


What I’m doing right now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)


Mostly about my own life. I’m taking a memoir writing class and will be starting a creative nonfiction class soon.


Someone said something like: If you want to write, read. I read a lot, mostly nonfiction and memoir. Here’s my profile on Goodreads, and my own more static recommended reading list.

Health and Fitness

I do yoga or pilates most days, and I love trail running. I did a trail half marathon in January, and I’m planning on doing the Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run on March 23 and considering a trail marathon this year—something like the Skyline to the Sea run on June 2.

Running in China Camp

I stopped drinking alcohol early last year, and that, along with yoga, regular exercise and flow, meditation, eating mostly plants and almost no sugar and drinking much less caffeine, has helped me to reduce the amount anxiety and depression that I feel. I’m still working on ending my life-long nail biting habit.


Paragliding is the most challenging activity that I’ve pursued. I’m a P3 pilot with about 110 hours, flying an Airdesign Rise 3. I’m planning on participating in a number of flying events this year, such as the Northern California XC/Sprint League and the Applegate Open. I’d like to get my P4 rating and fly XC 75-100km this year.

At 2600′ over Mt Tam, looking south towards launch and the San Francisco Bay


I still love kiting and the spring season is just starting to kick in here in San Francisco. If it’s sunny and windy enough to form whitecaps, come find me at Crissy Field!

Kitesurfing outside Mile Rock, looking back at the Golden Gate