"[My relationships were] like I was in these movies where the script was only half-written. When I’d get to the end of this half-script, the other actors wanted me to ad lib. But I had never gotten the hang of that. That’s why these movies were always box-office failures. Six of them in the past twenty years. I always blew the lines." ~ from my horrible first novel "Learn How To Pretend." (unpublished)(obviously)

Friday, September 05, 2014

Good thinking

Photo 

Quit Your Job!

Hey, go on over to evolvify.com and check out this article. Once again, something I've been thinking on a struggling with thanks to folks like Andrew Badenoch and Angelo Coppola (at latestinpaleo.com)

Quit Your Job: The Labor day Edition

Depression is a disease of civilization: Stephen Ilardi at TEDxEmory

Similar in sense to the Richard Manning video, Stephen Ilardi puts the blame where it belongs.

Richard Manning on the Cage of Civilization

Thanks to Andrew Badenoch over at Evolvify for the connection to this. Richard Manning is hitting on some ideas that I have come to feel very strongly about recently. I'm eager to read his books.



Friday, August 22, 2014

Rick's Camper rebuild

The camper is coming along great! Check out the progress and photos over at my How Hard Can It Be? Blog.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Rebuilding A "Wee Hoosie."

Yeah, it's been a while since I've been here. Lots happening in my life.
Here's the most recent event....

My wife and I bought this 50's vintage travel-trailer and are in the process of renovating it. Actually, as of today, all there is is a bare trailer frame. The rest has been stripped down :-)
You can check out the whole story and the progress over at one of my other blogs: How Hard Can It Be" Rebuilding a "Wee Hoosie."

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Contract and Service-Free Texting Abilities?

Check out this article at Off-Grid.net about a fairly new app called Firechat it works -albeit in a limited fashion - even if there is no service.

It's a fascinating concept with a wide variety of uses.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Taos truck


From an original photo I took and then played with just a slosh.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Living off the grid

He lives in a tree, doesn't wear shoes, and brushes his teeth with a pinecone

Meet the fame-shunning man behind National Geographic's 'The Legend of Mick Dodge.' 
Interesting story over at Mother Nature Network.
He's also the subject of a National Geographic series titled The Legend of Mick Dodge
Also a related piece at The Earthgym


Friday, November 01, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mood track

Because I can, that's why. 

Got married!


Seven years after we met and a little over a year after we'd broken up, Danika and I got married this past Saturday. ��

Monday, October 14, 2013

Togetherness Mantra

We'll be chanting this at the end of our marriage ceremony.

Oh, and Jenny Walton Dominique, the chanter in this video (and our close friend and yoga instructor, will be our officiant.)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Getting married in less than a week.

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

 ~ Rumi


After seven years (minus 7 or 8 months hiatus last year) of common-law living, Danika and I are making it official and getting married next weekend. The past year has been a struggle, but coming back together has helped us to see that the time apart was needed to see what we loved about each other. It sure as hell isn't some fairy tale wedding, but it's what's right -- where we belong.

And I Quote: Rumi

"Dance, when you're broken open
Dance, if you've torn the bandage off
Dance in the middle of the fighting
Dance in your blood
Dance, when you're perfectly free"
~Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Monday, September 09, 2013

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Irony

I've always had a problem with Alanis Morrisette's Ironic because it ISN'T Ironic.

It has been fixed.