Creative: Morning Smoke

I like a place where nature feels like she is still in control. I like a place that has four seasons. I like a place that doesn’t even attempt perfect. I like a place with history worn on the sleeve. … Read More

Adventure: First Official New Mexico Ride

Sure, I’ve been here for years, but this was the first ride as a full-time New Mexican. Still working on my paperwork, ID’s, plates, etc. but I’ll get there. It was cold, colder than I thought it would be at … Read More

Adventure: Bye Bye California

I’m at the Toyota dealership getting one last oil change. “Let’s Get Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John is playing over the stereo. I just walked out of my house for the last time. Well, it’s not my house anymore. As of … Read More

Adventure: The Freedom to Think

Another conversation with a creative searching for the path forward. The days of the well worn path are long gone. Now we find ourselves at the edge of the Sahara with tracks leading off in all directions. No clear destination. … Read More

Adventure: Across the White Sheet

Across the white sheet. Eight hundred and fifty miles. Think time. Alone but bursting with brainwaves. Searching, making notes and formalizing all those random things that end up being not so random. The land of Texans in fringe. Leather shawls … Read More

Adventure: Travels with Tacoma

I don’t want to be anywhere else. The West is being developing at an astonishing rate. If you too want to see this place you better go now because it won’t be long before vast swaths will be off-limits, gobbled … Read More

Creative: Lack Thereof

Time is a real issue. I was explaining to someone earlier today that I feel lucky to be in the tiny percentage of human beings who have real options in life. This is due to a variety of factors. Work, … Read More

Creative: Time with an Elder

Had a nice, long conversation with a 93-year-old last night. She was sharp as a tack. Hell, sharper than me. By a longshot. She’s made her living as a painter since she was seven. Yes, seven. She also convinced her … Read More

Adventure: Giving Thanks

Looking south toward the Sandias from Sun Mountain, Thanksgiving 2018 “You know,” a friend said. “I could have paid more in taxes, could have done more and would still have been okay.” “I saw a homeless guy earlier who had … Read More

Creative: Sony A Siete R Tres fotos primeros

So back in the day cameras lasted a long time. Let’s just take Nikon for example and their original F1 model. This camera was created roughly ten thousand years ago. But it wasn’t until five thousand years ago that the … Read More

Adventure: Driving West

For those of you who don’t know what it’s like to travel in the American West I wanted to provide you a few details of yesterday’s drive from Santa Fe to Costa Mesa. I’ve done this drive hundreds of times, … Read More

Adventure: Driving South

Storm clouds. Heavy, rolling thunder and standing pools near standing rock or the like. One, two, three, four, five, six times the baldy fourteeners rebelling out the landscape. Clear light butted by fringes of wispy vastness that only this region … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

My first time hiking Baldy alone, which was fantastic. Not that I don’t enjoy hiking with friends, I do, but working alone allows for the mental and physical games we play. I left the parking lot at 6:15AM but should … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

Up the hill once again. This time with friends. I hadn’t touched my bike in three weeks, which was reason for me to be curious as to how I’d ride. When I ride frequently I can feel myself finding better … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training (Phase 2)

I’ve been here for less than a week, but I’m okay with the altitude, so it was time to stretch things out a bit. I started on Monday with a totally open half day. Drove to Aspen Vista and just … Read More