Trains and Tractors

November 16, 2014

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― Rumi

Feather River Route

August 18, 2013


"Stories are people. I’m a story, you’re a story…your father is a story. Our stories go in every direction, but sometimes, if we’re lucky, our stories join into one, and for awhile, we’re less alone."
— Jess Walter

Big Engine

April 14, 2013


“The world that used to nurse us
now keeps shouting inane instructions.
That’s why I ran to the woods.”
― Jim Harrison

Talking to Thomas

January 10, 2013

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“I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. And so, in short, get out… and hit the road.”
– Jon Krakauer


March 18, 2012

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“You should think about your character. Know where you are changing, how you will be changed, what cannot be changed back again.”
― Amy Tan

The Goat Experiment

October 3, 2011

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“. . . For a lifetime was but a moment in that place, and each man dreams his own heaven.
And in the darkness David closed his eyes, as all that was lost was found again.”
― John Connolly


October 12, 2010

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November 27, 2008

“As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and always set your ear to listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.”