Category Archives: randomitus

just dropped in

All manner of contexts have been presented for my acquaintance with Dark – solo hikes, late night strolls home from new love or a heavy buzz, lazy snowstorm mornings with the sound (and blue strobe) of plows thundering by, and the long black that only the bottom of the Earth can provide. You could say […]

modern mystique

I forget, on frequent occasion, the beauty and need of escape. The pleasure that exists in the easing of a mind, in the focus on reveling in a present, simple moment. I forget, because it is far too easy to get distracted. Escape, as I understand and occasionally crave it, takes practice. It can take […]


Since I’ve spent the better part of the last two years surrounded by snow and ice, one might think that I could stand a break from it in warmer climes. Instead, the fact that I’m currently getting buried out in Boulder, CO and spent a chunk of the morning laughing as I kicked through a […]

Recovery and Rehash

So in the past, trying to clean the comment sections of this site up from a plague of spam, I accidentally killed a great deal of entries. Most of them were from the start of this mess of words, from my first season on the ice in 2003. Thanks to the magic of the WayBack […]

literary projections

So some of you have seen my email and Facebook update/spam requesting help already. For those of you how missed it, here’s one more run: I’ve an idea in my head for a trip that I’ll be going on from June to August, one that will be finalizing itself in the next couple of months. […]

lost on purpose to find it

Came across a small town in the mountains the other day, a throwback to libertarian ideals and isolation, escaping the modern world. It’s a rough town – compiled of gravel, dirt, and old gold-mining grit, abandoned cars, and decrepit homes. There are more than a few dwellings that were once a vehicle, now-parked, now the […]

to speak generally again…

To make peace with the past, to say thank you, then gently set aside (or try to) old frustrations and resentments, to say hello again… …one should never pass up said chances. There is always more to learn, to understand, and to grow into but there is little worth more than walking forward with a […]

lost in the notion

At the end of every seasonal contract, you are forced to contemplate the great “what’s next”. Depending on the previous job, this can be a frenzied search for something with an immediate paycheck or a far more lackadaisical approach at tackling the unknown. It can be a time of peace and self-understanding as much as […]


Details on the last couple of months will be forthcoming soon. In the mean, enjoy this bizarre (and epidemic-like) moving chart detailing the growth of Wal-mart: Horrifying

passed beyond the narrative

Ever have those moments where you wish you were still a part of a story long since moved beyond you? Grand wishes to those with whom I’ve shared writing credits in the tome of life before and who now I read from afar…