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Simplicity Defined

Simply Living; Simply Loving

What we own, we own. There are no loans, no debt, no mortgage, no layaways, no plastic. What we have is as ours as something can be while still following the premise that nothing can truly be owned.  Having not worked since September and eating gluten free, we have plenty of reasons to not go […]

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Gunga Din

Umm…Eat Much?

Lone.    Pine.    is.    Heaven.    Period.  LA bought the majority of water rights, preventing it from being destroyed, and it is AH-MAZING.  The time we spent there was incredible.  We climbed, relaxed, ran,  bouldered, rock hopped, you name it. We spent the mornings in the warm sun with our signature Cafe Con Carolans, the afternoons on […]

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Our campsite at Gunga Din

Desert Run

As my heartbeat quickened I felt a smile creep onto my lips before taking full control of my spirit.  My being formed with the earth not as an act of ownership, but of shared love.  Each touch brief and intimately respectful, leaving but the lightest trace of my intent in the soft sand; a message to Mother Nature of the […]

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Observe Less is Sexy Brow Phase

Love’s Soundtrack, Lacking Violins

Those of you who were familiar and comfortable with the ever fashion conscious, well-groomed, socially aware bore of a girl I used to be and are chagrined by the wandering gypsy dirtbag I’ve become might be entertained by this story. With three hours until John arrived in Vegas I decided to spare him the furry […]

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Shannon Falls

A Role Realized

I ended up travelling through Lillooet on a whim. I was beginning to feel tired when I passed the turnoff from 29 or 99 or whatever road I was already driving. I pulled over, suddenly second guessing my path, and thinking of Ken, the nice gentleman I met at Ten Mile Lake who recommended the […]

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200 lb IED - RG-33

Bing Bang Boom Bomb Day – Recovery Towards an Authentic Life

My Journey towards an authentic life has been under way for quite a while now. It happened October 6th, 2009. I remember thinking, if we hit an IED and I’m sitting this way, I’ll break both of my legs. I adjusted my posture, pulling my feet underneath me, as opposed to wedged under the seat […]

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A Random Running Rant

I was asked recently how I handle “the pain” of running and exercising to the point of muscle failure by a very close friend. She said that when she feels the pain, her body wants to stop, and curious by my seemingly endless energy, she wanted to understand it. I replied simply with my regular, […]

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Who cares who's looking? DANCE!

Sharing Social Senselessness

The beat enters my soul by way of cartilage canal, caressing smooth curves, coursing through veins, creating warmth, riding the raging current straight to my heart, adding to flexing ventricles a uniqueness recognized only by those living in tune. It infiltrates my nervous system, rocking my body with rhythm, making my fingers tingle, my feet […]

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