Create: Road Trip Two, Episode Three

The Stonethrower. The grandfather couldn’t throw because his spine was frozen making it impossible to twist his upper body. The father could throw but wasn’t good at it. The brother could throw, too, and was skilled at stone skipping which … Read More

Create: Road Trip Two, Episode Two

Morning run. Three miles, no more no less. Slow and steady and a chance to clear the mind and body. The blue glow of 5 AM comes and goes, lost in the drifting mire of half-sleep and dream. What will … Read More

Create: Road Trip Two, Episode One

Voice, sound, and visuals from the past week burning across the western half of the United States. For me, there is absolutely nothing better than having the time to put pen to paper and transcribe the thoughts piercing my brain. … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Seven

Had the voiceover all ready to go. Done, set, recorded. And then I didn’t add it and think I like the film better without hearing my whimper of a voice. Did I mention how easily I lose my voice? Man, … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Six

Photography is a curse. Once the spell is cast your way, and your heart knowingly opens up, there is no turning back. Anyone who really commits knows there is no turning it off. All reasons for the descent are valid. … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Five

The people you encounter on the way. So much of this experience is just that. Moments, glancing verbal blows. Making time and slowing down to LISTEN. Writing, taking notes, and recording as much as possible then sharing those items to … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, What Have We Learned?

The odometer for Road Trip 2021 ticks past 3000 miles. Sixteen states, high heat, higher humidity, and the pulse of a culture in decline? No, but perhaps “recline” is an appropriate description. What have we learned? What are the questions … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Four

Nothing changes up the day quite like a shark spotting. Miles away but the white pointer does what he or she pleases and us lower on the food chain must scramble to find a Plan B. Such is life in … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Two

Water. The wet world has been an integral part of my life since my early days. Going on the road allows for a wide range of water encounters. Paddle, swim, surf, fish, and more. Water has a personality, a look, … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode One

Episode One: Eight days in with thirty more on the horizon. Eleven states, traffic jams, and friends and family. Sticking fingers, face masks, and the rolling hills of Middle America. Heat, humidity, and bugs enough for your wildest dreams. Pit … Read More

Create: VanLife Episode 003

My brother-in-law cut my hair. He has no formal training. I have to temper my expectations. With very limited creative time I can sometimes trick myself into thinking I can do more than I actually can. This recent road trip … Read More

Adventure: 3000 Miles of Unknown

Yes, my butt hurts. Twelve days of behind-the-wheel grind. Six states, three thousand miles. Blizzards, high wind, steep passes and gravel, lots of gravel. Not to mention bike rides, tiny houses and a yurt with 165-degree hot spring water. I … 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

Adventure: Subaru Forester

I guess you could call this a gear review. No cameras, or film or software. Just an enormous block of metal and plastic, painted silver and covered in mud. Uncle Danno got a new car. A 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i … Read More