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Use Social Media for Personal Growth

When I go to post on my blog, or Facebook or Instagram, I stop myself. A part of my mind tells me: You’re just bragging. No one cares. Stop being so boastful. I have this judgement about myself because of how I’ve judged others. I go...

Erin grinding and mile crushing on the home stretch.
Winter is Coming

[caption id="attachment_493" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Winter adventures await.[/caption]   I'm getting so excited. Little puppy tail wagging slipping across wood floor excited. Like little puppy piddling on your shoe excited. That kind of excited. See, I grew up in a place that had no snow. As a child, a...

riverguide
Summer New, Summer Done

Summer comes and goes. Just about the time you start thinking it'll never end, you wake up and realize the chill is setting in. The mornings bring a shiver and are slow to brighten, slow to warm. My summer, with the arrival of the bright and...

The gals at the print shop have started wrapping my manuscripts in sealed plastic.
Stack of Paper

“I’m writing a book,” said a lot of people who never did. “I’m writing a book,” I said. I told my brother Craig a year ago I was writing a book. I told my cousin Stephanie. I told my mom. Over the last year I told most...

Coffee table full of books
Winter Reading List

As the snow begins to fall and the clouds creep in blocking out the sun, it is time to curl up with a good book. Living alone in a small mountain town ...

WalesWalking
The Last Wilderness of Britain

It was late June when I arrived in England. Heathrow airport was bustling even in the mid-morning on a Wednesday. I was blurry-eyed after the 9+ hour flight crunched between two champion armrest wranglers. My neck and back hurt from the discomfort of terribly designed...

Camping at Helen Lake
The Challenge of Shasta

[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Camping at Helen Lake[/caption] "You should join us to climb Mt. Shasta." said Lullaby over the phone. I had missed my friend from the Pacific Crest Trail. He had carried a Native American wood flute on the trail and would play a...

hatcreekrim
I Walk

[caption id="attachment_437" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Walking Hat Creek Rim, Mt Shasta in the distance[/caption] It is with great hope that I walk near to far, It is with wind in my face and peace in my heart. The past melts behind me, each step towards the next. Each step is...

Ankle
The Long War Of Injury

[caption id="attachment_434" align="aligncenter" width="768"] After being clipped by a car in 2006[/caption] Injury. It can eat at your mind, at your soul. Surviving a shattered ankle and reconstructed knee, I've struggled with injury. The pain: constant. The discomfort: subtle, nagging, hard to pinpoint, yet ever-present. Your body...

We got copters.
Certified in Lander

[caption id="attachment_414" align="aligncenter" width="960"] We got copters.[/caption] I had never heard of Lander, Wyoming. They had everything a man like me could ask for though. A good whiskey drink, Karaoke on Saturdays, and a gorgeous landscape with some rugged terrain. I stayed for a while. I stayed...