How to Take a Troubled Past and Turn It Into Progression

I think going back to a place, to a time, to a memory, can hold deep significance in our lives. Before this road trip, I had been to Carmel by the Sea once, in the dark, passing through with my … Continued

We Are the Wild: A Poem of Sorts

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We don’t go to the wild to escape. It doesn’t save us, doesn’t alter who we are. Our problems don’t disappear. There isn’t some magical fairy out there in the woods, telling us the right direction to run or what … Continued

Get Me Drunk So I’ll Forget…

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The beautiful, mysterious Big Sur Stretches her spine along these rugged shores Massaged by waves, her sea of emotion Running this coastal highway Her condensation tear-drops down my windows As morning fog rolls in With cars full of awe-inspired people Indifferent … Continued

From Burning to Beauty in Limekiln State Park

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After hiking Cone Peak in the grueling Big Sur sunshine, Denali was one hot Husky under all that fluffy white fur. She basically demanded that we go to a waterfall and do something in the shade, so I decided to … Continued

Finding the Heart of Big Sur-real

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Most people barely touch the surface when they “visit” Big Sur. I was guilty of it the first time I went – cruising down the highway, making all the touristy stops, visiting the little state parks. This time I wanted … Continued

The Importance of Spontaneously Getting Away

  Life, wherever we are, sucks sometimes. We could be in the most beautiful places in the world, pursuing what we love, with the dog of our dreams, and life can still be frustrating as hell. We end up feeling … Continued

A Husky In Santa Barbara

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The world has a myriad of beautiful natural moments, and I believe that although the city life can be frantic, overwhelming, dirty and hedonistic, civilization is part of human evolution – and nature. We created society, and while it has its … Continued

Following the Sun: How Sunsets Become Therapy

The Sunset Is a Beautiful Place to Be Long shadows draw themselves across the beach, the pavement and the water, transparent and telling of the surrounding landscape. Reflections illuminate the sand, animating the beach with the glow of life in … Continued

Get Twisted: Denali Grabs a Beer by the Beach

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Sometimes the road and the beach have you so parched that you just have to stop and have a good craft beer to wash down the setting sun. Coming from Colorado breweries, I’ve developed a palette that loves IPAs, sours, and tangy, … Continued

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