Underbelly

With exploration of the unknown come blunders and missteps. The other side of adventuring is adversity. Living nomadically also means living with insane logistics. When you don’t know where you’re going, you don’t know where you’re going. Things will work out when you work to work them out. If you’ve got 1,000 balls in the … Continue reading Underbelly

A Christmas Miracle

The plan was to spend a couple of days in Chicago exploring which is technically what happened, but it’s the other things that also happened which make this story worth telling. Amazingly we somehow drove into Chicago hitting no traffic whatsoever, which gave us more time to grumble about the number of tolls you are forced to pay … Continue reading A Christmas Miracle

Wildfire 101

The Moonlight Fire, California When you spend your life hiking around steep hillsides, digging in the dirt and sleeping on the ground while surrounded by a sea of other people all doing the same thing it’s easy to forget that the general public doesn’t understand the reality which wildland firefighters live in. As the effects … Continue reading Wildfire 101

Living and Nothing Else

As I pulled up to the beach and looked out at the water I was overcome by the feeling of disappointment. I had a plan. I was going to swim for exercise in the calm morning waters but apparently, Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. The wind was whipping and the waves were crashing one … Continue reading Living and Nothing Else

Some days–Those days–Other days

  You know how some days________ ________?   Some days I feel so motivated that nothing could stop me; I’m firing on all cylinders and anything in my path best step out the way or I’m hoppin’ right over that bad Larry. Other days I am completely void of energy and monumental achievements include activities such as … Continue reading Some days–Those days–Other days