This summer has been the summer of surprises. This spring I had a feeling the summer would be full of new experiences and fresh approaches, but I had no idea how they would manifest in my life. I spent a lot of time in Bali focusing on allowing myself to be more open to life,… More What You Seek is Seeking You
I’m smack dab in the middle of another kids camp as I write this. At this very moment, I’ve got Jack Johnson playing, fresh coffee, and kids scurrying around the cabin getting ready for the day. Last night the coolest thing happened. We were all in our cabin getting ready for sleeping when I called… More We Are the Badasses We Dream Of
A little word on Community I believe humans were built for community. We weren’t designed to live alone: no man is an island. Most of us try at some point to go for it alone, but in the end we were created to be together. Recently I’ve been enjoying the results of six years spent… More It Takes a Community
This story is a long time coming. It spent a few weeks as a mere idea, until a few isolated events really helped propel the idea into an intelligible concept. This story (and most likely this whole post) is kind of long, a little involved, and a little “far out”. So, please, hang in there.… More Why Not Me?
I believe kayaking can change lives. This is because kayaking has changed my life and I see it changing other people’s lives all the time. I like to say “Let kayaking ruin your life”, but I’m more convinced it saved mine. Maybe I’m saying let it ruin your life because I want you to think… More A little word on Kayaking and a recipe
Right now I’m focusing on finding balance in my life. Yoga teaches balance: finding your breath to find balance. The Tao preaches balance: the second principle is dynamic balance, think yin and yang. But what if my intense focus on finding balance is… unbalanced? Sometimes I feel as though I am fighting so hard to… More The Search for Balance
I’m back in the gorge. I’m back in my little white house, nestled deep in some of the oldest mountains on earth. I spend my cool mornings drinking coffee and reading, I spend my lunch breaks creeking, and I spend my evenings on front porches scattered throughout the little neighborhood. Thanks to the high amount… More Mango Fried Black Rice
Recently I took a three-week trip and flew to Bali, Indonesia to meet a friend. Never in my life have I been to Southeast Asia, or traveled that far from home. For almost a year before, I had been saving every penny I could find for the trip, and it was worth it. I flew… More Why I Love My prAna Clothing
The last and final installment of Bali Part Three comes a little late. This week I’ve been working on moving back to the gorge for the summer, catching up with friends, and enjoying the warm spring outside. When I left off last time, we were headed to Lembongan. This island is an hour or so… More Bali Part Three: Nyepi Day, Island Livin’, and More Surfing
The bamboo floors, doors, walls and ceiling were loud. They don’t keep noise out very well and they creak when you walk worse the old boards in the farmhouse I used to live in. Every morning I tip toed down the noisy stairs, the creaky steps seem to be stretching awake with my joints in… More Bali, Part Two. Surfing, flat tires, massages, and BAMBOO!