Priority vs. Ability

I have been pondering priorities a lot lately. And after a conversation with a good friend over coffee, I have finally made it a priority to sit down and write this piece. Just as a heads up, it may read more like a rambling stream of consciousness rather than a cohesive story, so if that’s […]

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Photo Journal: The Pass

We heard rumors of the pass being closed every day along our trek – a massive, spring storm had dumped on Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit. As we neared the crux of our journey through the Nepali Himalayas, we saw hordes of trekkers swell and then taper until we were only two days […]

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25 Things I Learned While 25

Well ladies and gents, the day has come and yahboi has survived another year replacing my blood stream with Coors Banquets and crushing at least 143 series on Netflix. It is time for another list of the most important things I learned. The year I had was one like no other in my life. From […]

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The Eagle’s Nest

A landmark was toppled today. It wasn’t one that many people knew of, but it was one that grew close to my heart over the years. Today they bulldozed the cabin and surrounding trees down the road from my home. The silos still stand – not sure for how much longer, but they are there […]

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As many of you know, burritos are among the most important things in my life. I’ve been pretty honest and open about my adoration of the tortilla tubes for years and on May 19th, 2014 I started a list in my phone simply titled “Burritos”. It lists the date I ate a burrito, how many […]

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Misery in Myanmar

The New Year celebration in Myanmar is called Thingyan and goes from April 13th through April 16th. It is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the start to a new year via song, dance, and primarily water throwing. What is water throwing you ask? It is a tradition in which the children of Myanmar in particular […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Get A WFR

A WFR, pronounced “woofer” for those that want to sound like a pro, is a Wilderness First Responder. WFRs make up a niche group of emergency responders that are capable of dealing with medical emergencies in a wilderness context. What does this mean exactly? The definition of “wilderness” to WFRs is “a setting that requires extended […]

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The Itch

You know that itch that’s been bugging you at your desk job for the last year? The one that makes your brow furrow and your back stiffen as it whizzes around your skin? I urge you to scratch that itch. For me, it happens every winter. November is shitty, but October was beautiful and at […]

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The 3 Types of Fun – An Analysis

Fun /fən/ noun enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure           synonyms: enjoyment, entertainment, amusement, pleasure Google defines the word “fun” as enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure. Antonyms of the word include misery, gloom, woe, and drudgery. I’m here to tell you that depending on what type of fun you’re having, these can be one and the same. […]

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