• JOURNAL REAL SH!T

    Love Only Wins If

    I have been back in America for a few days now. I watched this election happen from a hotel room alone in Bogotá, Colombia. I’m not surprised by the outcome, but…

  • INSPIRATION

    In Defense of Saying No to Anything

    You know, writing this blog over the past almost-2-years has been really interesting. I tackle a lot of topics. Many of them have this huge potential to be cliché. It’s never been…

  • JOURNAL

    Reflections on Roaming

    This post is sponsored by Zappos & Blundstone. What happens when you set out on a trip with the intention of finding yourself? What happens when you don’t have any intention at all?…

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    INSPIRATION JOURNAL

    You Don’t Know What Will Stick

    I have never really known exactly what I wanted. It has always been a combination of best guesses, trial and error, and face-down-in-the-mud failure followed by a shower beer and picking…

  • INSPIRATION

    Nobody Cares if You Look Ridiculous

    This week, I’ve been especially concerned about what other people think of me. I know I’ve talked about this before– it’s just how I am wired. Worrying about what other people think…

  • INSPIRATION

    Figure It Out for Today

    I don’t naturally exist in a state of forgiveness. I am hard and harsh on myself and I have to work at it. My default mode is judgment and cynicism. I…

  • GEAR REVIEWS OUTDOORS

    The Deal with Those Folding Kayaks

    I present to you, A Skeptic’s Review of Those Foldable Kayaks You May Have Seen on Instagram. I mean, these things were everywhere. I couldn’t walk two feet in social-media-land without seeing one…