The Book of Mormon Crickets

There used to be just two things I’d never do while drunk – drive, and say I love you for the first time – but last summer, I added “packing for fishing trips” to that list. I planned a few days in the Yellowstone backcountry for the week following my best...

Whiskey & Water

Winter had taken hold. The temps were firmly entrenched in the single digits and I didn’t check the weather anymore; I just stopped on the bridge to watch the dark blue water sneaking past the ice, a fugitive from the floes. When the mercury bottomed out at -30, the...

Home Water

“The river is everywhere.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha There’s something about home water – a place where you don’t have to think about your setup, your bugs or technical line management. There’s something about a place that you know so intimately that you get lost in...

Shock the Monkey – On Yoga & Donkey Kong

(also published HERE on elephant journal!) I thought about a lot of things when I first started doing (excuse me) being yoga. What kind? What studio? Which teacher? What do I wear? Where do I sit? What will I think about?! That last one, whoa, that’ll kick you right...

Embrace the Hard Choice

(Check out this post in it’s published form on Elephant Journal!)   We are constantly faced with decisions – some large, some seemingly small – that affect our overall impression of our success. The easy ones go quickly, smoothly, usually without...

Do Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Asana

(Check out this post in it’s published form on Elephant Journal!)   Naked yoga classes piss me off. Well, not the nudity so much as the sales pitch. I’ve done yoga naked in the privacy of my backyard plenty, but because I liked the feeling of sun on my...