“Spirit bird she creaks and groans she knows she has, seen this all before she has, seen this all before.  Slowly it fades. Slowly you fade soldier on soldier on my good country man.  Keep fighting for your culture, now keep fighting for your land.” —Xavier Rudd Trials and Tribulations Why is being a father so hard?… Read more SPIRIT BIRD


“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind The Footprints In Place When I run my fingertips over a brick wall of a local shop… Read more URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY


  “What is found in the effect was already present in the cause.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein The Original Mascot Years ago I drew a character for the now defunct Sweep Magazine based loosely on Yosemite Sam from the Looney Tunes cartoon franchise.  I didn’t pay royalties for the idea, but with $10 in hand, I… Read more YOUPPI!


“I should not measure my self-worth by what is inherently harder for me to do, but it is close to impossible not to.” — Anna Koppelman Listening Bliss When I listen to a podcast my imagination allows me the wonderful superpower to immerse myself directly in the conversation.  Like a common house fly, I find a… Read more STAPLE


“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill Enter The Registrar Yesterday Calissa and I took Hunter and Sawyer to junior kindergarten registration.  It was not an emotional experience, no more than bringing them to a gymnastics class or a music class. My heart is settled on… Read more BREAKING DAD