Shoe Romance

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” said Dr. Suess. As a person who loves to venture out outdoors and travel, I understand the importance of comfort and quality in the shoes that I choose for a particular occasion. When I come across … Continue reading Shoe Romance

Mixed Feelings

A light drizzle mixed with cold wind that seems as though it cuts right through your rain jacket and the shirt underneath. Headlights pierce through the early morning darkness. Still stiff and with sleepy eyes, the thermos of hot coffee appears to be the only thing giving comfort and cheering up our spirit. We are on … Continue reading Mixed Feelings

Turning the Inside Out – Part 1

Margaret Wheatley, an American author and expert on organizational behavior suggests that “without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” I believe that Wheatley is on to something solid with her observation. I am convinced that without accurate and realistic self-reflection; true happiness, self-worth, and … Continue reading Turning the Inside Out – Part 1

Turn

Left, right, up, down. Trees, leaves, rocks, dirt, roots and twigs. Steady breath and monotone sound of shoes hitting the trail. Quietness of the outdoors, change in terrain, occasional critter or another human. I feel like I could go forever. I fell in love with trail running. Trail running reminds me of the vibrancy of … Continue reading Turn

Smelly Socks

I don’t claim to know much about writing. To be completely honest, I am nowhere close to being talented in the art. There is one thing that I can certainly tell you though, and that is what dirty socks smell like. That’s right… dirty, smelly socks. Socks so smelly that my beautiful, and compassionate wife … Continue reading Smelly Socks