What’s Next

I ask myself this all the time. I mean, I think I know. But, do I really know? Here is where things are … things being my life, my head and my heart.  I am still in Minnesota working my seasonal job as an outfitter. To be honest, I really had no idea what I…

Something Fun

My last few posts have been pretty deep and introspective. I guess that is where I have been lately. Now, I am changing it up and posting some photos. A couple months ago I got a new camera. A digital travel camera with a zoom. This little guy just fits in my hand and the…

Life… and Death

I got word today that my Auntie has cancer. She will have some testing to make sure. Some is the key word. She is adamant that there will be no treatment, no chemo or radiation. She is nearly 95 and that is enough for her. She has talked about the end of her life for…

Hard Wired

I am who I am. Que sera’, que sera’. You do you. Be yourself.   I am sure you have heard these sayings and I am sure there are more around. A part of my life change was to get in touch with, learn about, and really get to the core of me. What brings…

North Shore Nature

I am living in the farthest and most northern part of Minnesota. You get here from “the north shore”. I live with the Superior National Forest outside my door and the Boundary Water Canoe Area down the road. I enjoy access to the natural world. The natural world is part of who I am. Here…

On Solid Ground

Sometimes it takes a comparison to really understand and appreciate a difference. Sometimes the only way to know who and what you are is to spend time with or stand next to someone you are not. I mean, how do you know you may or may not belong until you have someone or something to…

Mopping with a Masters

Sometimes it is hard for me to wrap my head around. Sometimes I whistle and hum and sing while I do it. Sometimes those ten or so dollars I earn per hour seem enough. Sometimes I want to crawl in a hole and hang my head with shame. Sometimes I look around and wonder how…

Voyageur Brewing

Grand Marais, Minnesota The greatest irony of all here is that I was at this brewery nearly a year ago. I was here, sitting one table over from the photo of my buddy, enjoying a sample tray and some food. My-oh-shitstorm-my have things changed! Things meaning the world and myself. The beer is still good…

Another Birthday

I was reminded yesterday of the day I made the decision to radically change my life. It came up on Facebook. I read it as I looked back on over a year of adventure. I read it as someone who was now living it. I read it as a changed human. Here is exactly what…

Gunflint Lake, MN

I am not in a town or city. I am just over 40 miles away from such a thing. I am way out here and liking it. There are no mountains and, while it is not completely flat, it is pretty flat. I am in the trees and in nature and there are lakes and…