Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008


After living with the bare essentials for 3 weeks, the first thing I did when I got back from the trip was clean the closet and throw out 3 sacks of jeans (over 75 pairs) and 5 sacks of shirts (160+) some items dating back to 8th grade. Found my hyper-color t-shirt, wind pants, basketball jerseys, and my super baggy jeans. (...hey I used to shop at the Goodwill Dollar Days not to mention inherited a lot of the clothes...)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Last Day - 3 mi from Home

...A pastel patina blotted by paper towel clouds and a paintbrush prairie, these roads, places, and faces are like freckles on my arm... I stop the bike three miles from home where asphalt meets gravel and a Minden Exchange Bank sign sits repaired since the last time I saw it. It's been 525 miles, 9 hours of moving. Standing at the rear of the bike I write this last entry, a habit more nourishing than the food I consumed today...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Live Life Now

...on the cliff, overlooking the blue gully of water, near the heart shaped pebble and phone call to Krista, the rocks whispered...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I was Thinking Ice Cream would be Nice

Screaming fingers reach to the stars, orange burns in pops and ticks, white charred zebra stripes glow, heat effervesces, ax dirty and dull, satisfaction in warmth, accomplishment in doing, to cause takes on a whole new meaning.

To spend the whole day outside wrapped
in a fresh air sandwich,
considering time only when long shadows
emerge and golden light flows,
entertained and content by the campfire light
insight as to why some stare at a T.V. and don't want to go to bed at night.