Do Unnecessary Shit

I giggle a little. I can hear the typical banter behind me. Mama Bear and Rocklicker are following Kenny and I around a mesa. As these things go, I rode something that wasn’t “on trail....

Cold

I pull my gloves off. Despite the fact that the ambient temperature is what a desert rat would describe as freezing or the fact that the precipitation falling from the sky is coming in both rain and s...

Gary, I’d hope you’d haunt me if you were one

“I don’t know if you believe in ghosts, I’d hope you’d haunt me if you were one.” – Ramshackle Glory. I spent a day in Joshua Tree. I strongly believe that we find ...

What to Wear to the Senior Ball

It was much akin to any morning in the ’80s in the house that I grew up. I have four sisters. A typical morning consisted of much debate. Questioning how it would look, if the pants would make s...

A Hobo’s Guide: How to Avoid Faux Manliness

The idea of being a man might be more than a little outdated. The rugged, stoic character of the wild west or the Spartan gladiator preparing for battle are of little importance and nothing more than ...

I don’t want to be an astronaut

The stars look the way they should. The way they have for thousands of years. It’s sometime between 1:30 and 3 AM. I’m awake. We made a cowboy camp with nothing overhead to impede the view...

Because It’s Magic

It’s pretty grand. It’s a place where you are forced to use superlatives to describe it. Deepest, biggest, most openest… Mostly though, it holds secrets. It tricks you into changing. It&...

Remnants of What Humans Used to Be

Yesterday Tim had a bad day. It didn’t start out bad. He woke up on time, got his coffee the way he liked. In fact, he was quite upbeat as he showed up for work 7 minutes early. Dirty Heads had ...