What would come of us if there were more voices of affirmation, encouraging a bit of good recklessness in us?Read More
Life is not lived because you listen to the latest top seven ways to find your passion, or because you read "Ten sure fire ways to find the job you want." It is lived by...Read More
I grew up disliking any form of liquified tomato, especially flat, tasteless tomato soups. (Most kids had to finish their milk, I had to drink a cannon V-8 before heading to school). So I decided to make a soup I would enjoy. To my surprise it was such a hit they asked for the recipe. Problem was I didn't write anything down...Read More
We made a road trip to Austin, TX a few weeks ago and the timing was exquisite if not unsettling.
I was quite the crabby, wrapped-around-the-axel companion for the trip down. Sixteen hours straight driving is a sure fire way to make space for the underlying stuff that bugs you to rise up. It wasn’t until a decent sleep, pancakes, migas, and coffee at Magnolia Cafe that I started seeing clear enough to name the bugs.Read More
Driving 3,000 miles to the Pacific Northwest and back provides plenty of time and distance to shuck off the daily gremlin-like noise of busyness. It, also, creates space to hear what I am missing or simply forgot in the routine of living. Two things I came away with from time on the road,...Read More
The other day I watched an early 90’s promo video for a backpacking outfitter I worked for off and on over 14 years. You can watch "Jeremiah Johnson" or any 70’s outdoor film and pretty much get a sense of what the promo looked and sounded like, complete with some bluegrass soundtracking. Not much has changed when it comes to mountaineering...Read More
“Go set the world on fire!”Read More