China: Day -1

China: Day -1

There is a time to speak, there is a time to reflect. There is that moment when you know exactly what is right and you do it without hesitation. There are seconds that last forever and exciting times that won’t come fast enough.  All of those seemingly random small moments in my life have culminated into a single point in… Read more →

The Lake

The Lake

The Lake is a place of peace. A place to retreat and a place to strive for. It is is a place for family, a place to find Love, a place to commune with your inner most guide, a place for togetherness… The Lake was a safe place to swim when I was a child and continues to be as… Read more →

The pang of growth

Separation is what happens when one becomes two. Separation of the muscle creates a stronger muscle… Separation of the plant creates a new plant. Of course with both of these things, pain is involved… First there is trauma, then pain, then healing.. and usually a scar. Separation is always a memory… A footnote or chapter… A song or a painting…… Read more →

A Binary Meditation

A Binary Meditation

Right and Left… perhaps the first philosophical thought of George Boole involved these two infinite directions… At some point we decide that these two choices were all that there was. Life perhaps seems easier to categorize if we place everything in a handy storage container or define ourselves within a simple bipartisan system or just tow the company line… Less… Read more →

The great diesel experiment

The great diesel experiment

Wed am: Today I take the first step toward a personal destination… I realize as I write this, that however I try to articulate that far off goal, this step does not seem to be in support or it… But it most definitely is… and at the very least, a story will be told from this little walk of irresponsibility…. Read more →

Solstice

There is just something about the winter solstice… I just love it. It’s the darkness, the people busily focused on commerce, the chilly night air, those blinky lights on the porches of my neighbors, and the magical, moon lit, snow covered trails… It is the exact moment every year that marks the movement toward that beautiful life giving light and… Read more →

Eugene

Eugene

Eugene OR, home of the U of O, is an interesting city. A fine example of Pacific Northwest geographic and idealistic beauty. As with all of the finest cities of the area, there are no lack of excellent breweries. One area, in particular, that is densely brewtastic is the whiteaker district. This working class community emmits a reality that instantly… Read more →

Buds

Buds

Spring has sprung in northern Michigan. The trees are waking up after the long cold hibernation, the squirrels are busy foraging for thawed walnuts that were overlooked during the fall collection… Everywhere you look, people are smiling, wearing shorts, teeshirts, and sun dresses… They’re planting seeds, planning gardens, grabbing ideas for their raised beds… I’m seeing canoes on roof racks,… Read more →

Recovered

Monday morning I woke to find a backyard that had gone from this To this! Note to campers: Be aware of the season and might I suggest an inflatable sleep pad…. It may come in handy! Note to concerned parties: No water found it’s way into the house.

Uncovered

Uncovered

I have been in the house for almost two months now. It has gone from this To this I’ve purchased my first new bed Done some painting, but have found there to be quite a few choices available… As the snow melts around this northern gem of a city, all sorts of treasures have begun to emerge Including, a ton… Read more →