Everything Changes

"Ain't it funny how everything changes? Ain't it funny how everything goes? We're all just getting older Doing our very best at staying young But if age is just a number, There ain't nothing wrong with having fun." -Judah and the Lion The weather dropped below 60 (degrees fahrenheit) last night. That's about 16 degrees …

One Year Later

365 days ago I began a journey. 365 day ago I got on a plane bound for Chengdu, China. 365 days ago I thought "no turning back now." Then, "what the hell have I done...?" As I boarded, I remember thinking I couldn't flip a U-ie, no oops, no nothing. I was en route for …

Here Kitty, Kitty.

Spontaneity. I would call it a fundamental building block in the lives of some people. Certain events snowball, but for those people who are partly (or wholly) fueled by this non-metric element, it's more like a rocket launch. You have an idea. You investigate and/or pursue the idea. Then suddenly you are hundreds of thousands …

The Challenge

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"I am well aware of the hardship I will be facing. I am the first to admit I am remarkably unqualified for such a hazardous undertaking. But this is precisely the point of my journey. I'd like to think an ordinary person is capable of anything." -Robyn Davidson, Tracks I set myself a challenge. I'm …

The Crawl

"Life on planet Earth is a gift. And you only get it for as long as you get it. Then the magic gets blown up." Vapor Meditation by The Liturgists There came a point in my life where, in general I didn't care how I looked. I didn't care how bad my acne was, or …

Kora of the Ozarks

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain Along the holy pilgrimages in Tibet, known as Koras (སྐོར་ར), you will often see little rock piles that mark the path. Every few feet there …

Alright?

"You alright?" It's one of the most confusing questions I've ever been asked. Not because I didn't understand it, but because I did. There have been several instances in my albeit brief history on this earth where I have been asked that simple question only to be dumbfounded as to why I was being asked …