Two men stand in front of a small teardrop trailer with a logo that reads Outfitter 1.

Picking up the Outfitter 1

On our trip to go pick up our new camper in Eastern Oregon, where we made a new friend and had some good pie.

August 29, 2021
Monochrome. A dead tree against a misty background.

A tree on the floodplain

Once we recognize that all things are impermanent, we have no problem enjoying them.

January 18, 2021

'Toxic Positivity'

Resilience isn’t denial. Resilience is acceptance.

December 16, 2020
a German Shepherd with an orange coat lying on the floor looks up at the camera.

Goodbye, Elsa

Today our family said goodbye to Elsa.

October 18, 2020
Sea cliffs. A lone figure stands at their base.

Cool Alone

‘We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.’

October 5, 2020
Alan Watts' book "The Wisdom of Insecurity" on a wooden table with an open notebook next to it.

Be here now

Longing for a remembered state of perfect presence is to not be present with this imperfection.

July 14, 2020

a pause for appreciation

An early pandemic moment of gratitude.

April 23, 2020
Two longboards lined up against a trailer.

The Mid-Life Longboard Purchase and Use Lifecycle A Selection of Advice

One of the nice things about wisdom is that it includes learning about your limits. Just get out there, give it a shot, see how it feels, and quit if/when it stops being fun. If it never becomes fun in the first place, put the board up on Craigslist for $25 off retail.

October 20, 2018
A woman looks into a shop window. Behind her is a bike with a bouquet of white balloons.

Journals Against Stories

This is about a supplemental habit I’ve picked up to go along with my recent anti-story practice, and it’s also a mini-review of the DayOne app. I’ve known for a while that it’s good for me to have some sort of journaling to help deal with ADHD. I slip in and out of it, and use a variety of means to journal, including this blog, plain text files, and physical notebooks ....

June 26, 2017

Please be considerate of my neighbors

Thoughts on the way people treat my neighbors down on the Springwater.

April 17, 2016