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A miscellany of random thoughts, geekery, reviews and other mysterious stuff careening around my addled brain.

Dry Dock

An odd time where my house hibernates next to my boyhood home. The driver’s side window staring down into the kitchen like the eye of a great leviathan peering into the past…

Always on the Move

We pulled into Lake Mead last week, our little oasis in the desert. Coming back, I realize how much I loved this place the first time. It’s enchanting. The landscape this unrefined, unfinished sandbox of the gods. Ancient and wrinkled and weathered, scarred with jagged valleys and craggy heights, the lake rests like a gem on a mummified neck uncovered in some primordial tomb…

Nomad Update: Back on the Trails

With all the traveling, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get back to Montana.

The trails there will spoil you. Catch them in the spring and they’re a riot of color bathed in a sun so close the warmth burns through even the chilliest breeze. It was there I really found my hiking and backpacking mojo..

What to Do with Your Poo – And Other Nomad Questions…

This year, RV purchases went wild and prices soared astronomically. #VanLife is trending. People are working remote, thinking about their options. It’s the post-COVID normal. But if you’re living and working in the great outdoors like me, the surge of new, inexperienced campers has posed some unique challenges…

Thoughts from a Nomad on Nomadland

If a person with no understanding of the nomad life walked away from this movie believing the lifestyle was a hellscape, I’d forgive them. There are bad aspects, just as in every human endeavor. But for me, this isn’t some tragic happening…

Trickster

This was one of my earliest publications with another disappeared venue, Writer’s Haven. I haven’t saved the best for last, more an indicator of how far I’ve come on this journey. This was a story inspired by a comment from my wife’s grandfather. Brief, slightly mysterious, it goes for a slow revelation I have yet to master. And if you squint real close, you’ll see Hurricane and Hound…