One Neurotic Dog

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am calling Charlie neurotic, but in all reality, it may also be me. We are one pair, for sure, both chock full of weirdness.  So, here I am with Charlie the incredible anxiety ridden spastic dog. Charlie is a medium sized poodle, which means high energy and smart as…

Two Rodeos and a WaterFest

I am currently sitting on the back patio of my longtime girlfriend’s house in Bozeman, MT. She is like sister to me and her two sons my nephews. Our kids grew up together and we went through some of the toughest times in our lives with each other. She is my mentor, friend, and role…

So, how is it?

How is the road? What have you learned about yourself? It is awesome and amazing? I hear these things often. I do not always share that much about myself, so not every conversation or encounter leads to the opening of my life to a stranger. I take each part of my day one step at…

My Arch Nemesis, the Wind

It was the middle of the night. I was covered in the dirt that had been blowing into the tent from both the top and the bottom vents. It started at around 10:00 pm and it was now one or two or three… I no longer knew. The wind blew like a madman. I was…

That Thing Called “Food”

I just have to break this one out into it’s own little post. I mean, it has been a huge adjustment and a constant challenge. Next I may talk about bathroom-ing and being dirty. But, for today, as this is ringing in my head like a dinner bell, I want to discuss food. The highlights…

That Thing Called “Work”

I am coming to realize just how liberating it is to be out of my crappy professional job situation. I realize how the ability to dictate if I work, when and where I will work, if I will work for pay, or not, brings an entirely new meaning to “work”. During all of my 55…

Homeostasis

I noticed something today, as the wind that so tormented me last night started to die and the sun started to set and the temperature started to cool. I noticed that we live our lives in such a way as we maintain a homeostasis, a set of constants that represent the goals of the “normal”…

The Little Things

I was going to call this “Stop and Smell”, like with roses. But then I realized that I (or some parts of me) often smell, so I will skip that for now. Right now, I am realizing that what makes me happy most of all are the little things. Happiness comes from those things that…

Going Home

I was recently back in the town where I used to live. I think I have been back three times since I left. This being the third time. This should be the last time for many months. Each time I visit I realize the space between that which was my home, where I used to…

Tinder and a Tooth

Sometimes life is ridiculous. Sometimes your circumstances have changed so drastically that all you can do is laugh. The absurdity of it all is overwhelming, the level to which you think you have sunk so low that the only way out, the only direction you can possibly look, is up, forward and on to the…