Adventure: Santa Fe Baldy Hike

PHOTO: JUSTIN from AUSTIN (marmot whisperer and finder of the lake) Eight hours, 3700+ feet of elevation gain, one ankle rollover with near fall(I saved it.), 12,600 top elevation with a whopping 2.4mph average speed. Now, does anyone know where … Read More

Read: All the Wrong Places

I finished this book at 4AM on the morning I hiked Santa Fe Baldy. I closed the book then sat in silence with an open window at my back, cool air reminding me of my current elevation. I was so … Read More

Read: Cities of Gold

Any author crazy enough to retrace Coronado’s route across the Southwest is okay in my book. Having traveled some of this same country, via truck and on foot, I can attest-to some tiny degree-just how insane this little voyage actually … Read More

Creative: Why I Love Documentary Photography

Me looking slightly out of place. Photo AK. This photograph is several years old now. I came across it while searching for something else. “You will live in one year what the average person lives in ten,” an older, wiser … Read More

Creative: Journaling

How many of you keep a journal? For those of you who do, kudos. For those of you who don’t, why not? Journaling is addictive, but it’s also fun, strategic, helpful and therapeutic. I started a daily journal in the … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I finally got a decent ride in. I did this same ride four years ago, pre-Lyme, on a hot day with not enough preparation. It’s only 33 miles but on that first trip up the mountain I was cramping by … Read More

Dispatches: Steve Reisch

Creating a Dispatch with photographer Steve Reisch was a somewhat last minute score.(I just realized something is wrong with my mic….but Steve sounds fine.I’ve had several XLR cables go bad recently.) Steve had an opening at the Center for Contemporary … Read More

Adventure: Atlas Packs

I’m glad several folks have already commented on this post, but I was remiss is explaining that Atlas is a BRAND new company, so their site is fairly bare bones at the moment. This will change in time! If you … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I’m only posting this because it is so beautiful out here I can’t stand myself. This ride was nothing, but the scenery, weather and atmosphere are so interesting I find myself daydreaming of living in my truck and just spending … Read More

Creative: Using MagCloud to Support Blurb, Flyer

Hey Kids, Me again. Everyone knows about Magcloud right? You’ve heard me talk about it again and again, but just to be sure….. You can see a few of my Magcloud publications here and here. In short, Magcloud is another … Read More

Creative: Art, Oppression, & Activism

Just a quick post here about a few people and places you should know about. Was able to attend a lecture at Santa Fe College of Art and Design. The lecture was about Art, Oppression, & Activism and was put … Read More

Read: The Age of Missing Information

This is a fantastic book. I almost didn’t reread this. I thought “This book is old and will feel dated.” I dove in anyway and I’m glad I did. Yes, this book is mostly centered on television, but all you … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

If you notice, this poor bugger had eaten a mouse shortly before being killed by whatever it was that killed him/her. I just did this ride for the second day in a row but forget to start Strava. Oh well. … Read More

Creative: Just Make Pictures 9

Micheal Jarecki did it again. He made me eat my own words. I’ve been telling you all for the last five years that small books are often more impactful than large books. I’ve been telling you how the attention span … Read More

Read: Bull Mountain

Bull Mountain was a recommendation from my friend Andrew. There are at least three Andrews who frequent this site, so which one is it? You have to guess. I was trying to figure out how to describe this book other … Read More

Creative: Art Feel

I’m lucky. Many of my friends are creative people. Some are artists, others are photographers while others still just look at life in a different way. Being around these people is inspiring. Even after all these years and all these … Read More

Adventure: Training

I’ll take all the help I can get. My plan was to do fifty miles today but I didn’t sleep for sh%$ last night. Not sure why. Strange noises, two massive raccoons, strange dreams and the desire to be up … Read More