times like these

Last Friday night my dear friend and I found a little campsite just off a forest service road. We setup camp for the night, stoke running high for our river float the next day. We wandered around the beautiful spot – I was amazed at how nice the camp sites were and couldn’t understand why […]

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Roads Life Goes

Twenty Twenty has been an interesting one. The world has effectively made us all turn down a road that isn’t on the map at all… one where there is no cell service to pull up Google Maps and try and see if you are even going in somewhat the right direction. Because of this I […]

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sunday best

feeling good, like i should, went and took a walk around the neighborhood.feeling blessed, never stressed, got that sunshine on my sunday best. Sunday Best Having tween-aged daughters means I have the opportunity to listen to a great deal of pop music. This can be a blessing and a curse. But the lyric above, and […]

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Tonight, Tonight

This song has always made me hopeful, and the world needs more of that right now. I’ve been enjoying the magic of Tonight, Tonight, and the promise of a fresh start at dawn along the bank of the Deschutes the past few evenings. Seeing the beauty in clouds at sunset, and nighthawks swooping in for […]

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blackbird

Each day we get closer to solstice, I am waking up just a few more minutes earlier. I rise with the sun it seems, so this morning I decided to take my coffee by the river. Honestly – I can’t think of a better way to start a day then to wander down to the […]

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Gone Til November

In the fall of 1995, when I enrolled at the University of Washington, I was issued a “telnet account” which empowered me to use UW developed Pine to check my email account. This was my first brush with the Internet, and at pecking obscure commands into a black terminal window, and having information come streaming […]

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At The River

Three months deep into a new year, and a quick self retro shows I have yet to post anything here. Life moves fast. Work, kids, gymnastics dad life, playing outside… it all blurs together. But sometimes you have to remember to just spend some time At The River, and just immerse oneself in the present. […]

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Make Tiny Changes to Earth

A few weeks back a favorite musician of mine lost the battle with depression, one of his songs really resonates with me: And while I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth Scott Hutchinson While I never met Scott personally, his music has inspired me quite a bit ever since Becky and I happened upon […]

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