Employee of the Month

It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill - it is a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I'm alright when I completely immerse myself in work, but I'll always remain…Read more

The Inevitable Crash

I have never in my entire life been someone who exercises regularly. In fact, I could probably been counted among the "proudly out of shape" who got winded going up a couple of flights of stairs and then made a…Read more

Maple Syrup

Made it back to Decorah just in time to catch maple syrup, tapping trees, the magic of that. Drinking sap out of the bucket, the wonder of it, right from inside the tree, something almost holy about it and maybe…Read more

Let This Be the Year

I am thinking of Limits, both visible and hidden, placed from birth or gleaned from experience, the underlying lie that we are undeserving, fear and the fear of fear, the anchor of depression, the plague of self-doubt, all of it…Read more


 “I inhale great draughts of space.” - Walt Whitman

If you’ve ever attempted it, you know that divorcing yourself from your possessions is a strange and difficult process. Nearly two years ago, I got rid of a good part…Read more

Better to Grow

(Trinity): “Neo, no one has ever done anything like this.” 

(Neo): “That's why it's going to work."
- from The Matrix

7 weeks and almost 10,000 miles later I find myself back in the middle of the…Read more


“All these places have their moments.” - The Beatles

I grew up without grandfathers. My Mother’s father left them when they were young, unimaginable to me. He passed away a few years back, to the best of my…Read more


I've been thinking a lot lately about value, and self-worth, and how we measure that for ourselves. Mostly because I have (by choice) been living without a permanent address since August last year, something that has been both liberating and…Read more

Life, Death and Caca

"Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar." - Pablo Picasso
Yesterday I was driving on this seemingly interminable stretch of I-10 between Phoenix and…Read more


California, you know I love you
You know that I always will
You taught me to sing, you taught me to love, you taught me to lose

But you kicked me around, California
You told me…Read more