When efforts don’t equal the expected reward.

A few months ago I began working on a back yard deck for a friend of a friend. Things began normally, removing the old deck was easy, and the first weekend beginning the work of the new deck went well. but after weekend three and four, then five it began to weigh on me that... Continue Reading →


1,000 Miles to hear His voice

I'm still trying to process what happened in the last week of my life, I thought I had my plans figured out, but it turns out that I was wrong. So here is what happened... My friend takes trips to Pine Ridge, South Dakota several times a year, and I felt like I was supposed... Continue Reading →

The Moments Before Spring

I have been mostly aware of the seasons in my life, not just the natural seasons, though I am fully aware of those, since I mostly work outside and am convinced that winter is the worst of the four natural seasons. In my front yard right now if you focus your eyes, you will see... Continue Reading →

Bouncing Back & Forth

Some of the things I write have a feeling of value and worth to others, while occasionally I write in order to put into words the way I am feeling inside. I feel that this is more of a vocalization of my current feelings, more so than giving a lot of worth to others, but... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected life change

About two weeks ago I bent over to pick up a piece of cement to load into a wheelbarrow and suddenly something didn't feel right in my lower back. I thought that maybe I had just turned wrong or something, however I had done something to a disc in my lower back. I kind-of rested... Continue Reading →

What’s important anyway…

Why do you do what you do? It's a question that I often think about and attempt to answer, however, I am not always sure that I answer truthfully or fully. If I devote time to something then shouldn't it be important? Or are the things which I devote my time and energy just some... Continue Reading →


A baby is not born knowing all there is to know about life, and even as a man in my late twenties, I still realize that I do not know all that there is to know. Learning is the amazing thing about life, that as humans we are able to retain so many memories and... Continue Reading →

Rez Life

In a month I will be going back to one of my favorite places in the world, a little community in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. It became such an important place to me through a process, it didn't happen over night, but grew through consistent exposure. This will be about my sixth time up to... Continue Reading →

Humphreys Peak

Last week I went on a road trip to the Grand Canyon and Colorado to hike some mountains and camp in the valleys of Colorado. As I drove through Arizona I saw the San Francisco mountain range spreading up past Flagstaff, AZ. I thought, it would be cool to climb that. ┬áSo after visiting the... Continue Reading →

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