free land

Something free sounds pretty good to an 18-year-old manboy. The summer before my senior year of high school, I went up to Minnesota with a buddy to work for a high-voltage electrical contractor. The contractor was building power line towers … Continue reading

heimo korth…out there in the wilderness

This is a video about a guy named Heimo Korth who lives a backwoods life up in Alaska. I’d read a book about him a while back called¬† “The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Artic … Continue reading


I have a friend who is a songwriter who has absolutely zero internet presence. I’m not saying that he doesn’t have presence…he has more presence than most people I know. He’s a very charismatic guy. It’s just that he hasn’t … Continue reading

leaf on the wind

A buddy of mine quoted a movie called Serenity the other day. I’d involved myself in a Facebook conversation that I had no business being in…something about class warfare and the lack of ethics that having money encourages…and it had … Continue reading

…down by the river

There was a great old skit on SNL that featured Chris Farley as a motivational speaker. In the skit, he mentions “living in a VAN…down by the RIVER”. And here’s this guy…this angry guy…living in a van somewhere. Holy Smokes!¬† … Continue reading