My brother called me in January to firm up dates for a backpacking trip to Big Bend. I tried to weasel my way out at the time – convinced my schedule wouldn’t allow for a weekend off. I made up excuses, like my professors would give me grief, or I wouldn’t possibly be able to… Read More Backpacking and meditation
I drove through what seemed like a textbook storm the other night. Uniform walls of water collapsed on themselves like silhouettes of waves. The shards of rain exploded into light as they caught my headlights. The thunder was guttural. The drive was relentless. It was almost reckless. The highway was littered with cars – either… Read More Why risk is a good thing
At 9:00 am, Texas time, my buddy Shiloh (pictured above) and I will begin our three day road trip through the state of Texas. Stopping in places like Waco, Austin, and Marfa; Shiloh and I intend to drink coffee, meet people, and just drive. I will be doing a stream of updates on this post… Read More Texas Road Trip
So I’ve taken the summer for granted. The long days spilling shadows across the front lawn, — all of those hours conglomerated into one huge smudge. And damn am I good at making excuses for not doing something new. “I don’t have money. And then there is summer classes. And who would I go with,… Read More What Does Adventure Look Like?
I was feeling adventurous this morning. It seemed like everyone on my Instagram feed was writing about the excitement of summer. It felt like I’d hardly left home. I was waxing depressed, and I needed something to do about it; my poor dog got sucked into my endeavors. With the recent construction and lunch traffic,… Read More Summer Dog Park
I was fortunate growing up to have parents that valued experiences more than objects. They took us to New York and Paris and Rome. And I remember as a child being fascinated at just about anything: the taxi rides, the street performers, and the over abundance of Chinatown’s. But as I’ve developed my pallet for… Read More Blending in While Abroad
Michelle and I braved the summer humidity and mosquitoes that ensue to spend the evening in Cameron Park, Waco. We both claim to have active lifestyles so we can justify ourselves when we eat poorly, but we know we could get out more. Today was a day when we did. Prone to incapacitating poison ivy… Read More Adventuring in Wacotown