1/9/17: Accidental Yurting

Yurt trips are like the river trips of the winter months. Friends, a warm fire, good food, gravity and water – just frozen water, that’s all.

1/2/17: The New Year Observed

Into 2017. How do you arrange your goals and resolutions? Do you have a four goal, drop down tier flow chart system like I do or something, uh, a little more relaxed?

12/27/16: Merry

A visit back to the Palouse in Idaho for the holidays.

12/21/16: Solstice

We feel the wet potential of spring, the manic solaria of summer, the slow shedding of fall, the freeze of winter. Today, we feel those shadows inside ourselves as the north pole tilts away from the sun like a dancer pulling her body back from her own arm.

12/12/16: Between Holidays

Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays to an extreme. Probably an obnoxious extreme. Like the, “Make your roommates listen to Charlie Brown Christmas while you decorate the tree, spend money on fancy cloth ribbon, expect family to be like Norman Rockwell” kind of extreme.

11/2016: Grande Ronde

A two night float down the Grande Ronde in Eastern Washington.

11/2016: Nets by Wyatt

If I was making fishing nets for the first time, they would be two by fours hammered together. But of course Wyatt’s nets look like this…

11/29/16: Giving (a shit) Tuesday

Today during lunch I was briefly perusing some cyber-not-so-Monday sale when a Redside Foundation donation came in. Then another one. These weren’t donations from the older generation I associate with philanthropy, they were… Continue reading

11/21/16: West to Home

Heading home Tuesday night for the holidays to celebrate what we still have and what we’ve built since.


Butte, Montana. Look one direction, snowcapped mountains and rolling grassland. Turn around: giant, iconic, open pit copper mine. One view ugly, complicated, useless. One side beautiful, relaxing, the representation of what is best about this country. Two people with the same human-brand eyeballs could label each view the other.