Preparation for a trip, or away games as I call them, is key. When the coach puts you in the big game and you've been sitting on the bench playing Poverty's Paradise instead of warming up, you're just not down with Or Properly Prepared. Taking preparation seriously is the only sure way to face Nature's Fury… Continue reading On Proper Preparation
For years I deployed with the military, every call was answered with a sound mind and an able hand. Then came a day where the need for war ceased, or slowed from the Nile to a babbling brook. I was left needing a purpose to inspire myself. An adventure to cool my ever present need… Continue reading AG Throwback, Mt. Fuji
I've been around for almost 3 and a half decades and still have less than 1 percent of the answers when it comes to the opposite sex. Actually, one could argue I'm a horrible reference when it comes to the ladies. I've made massive blunders, rookie mistakes and have deep regret about choices I've made… Continue reading On Women
In the summer of 2016, and after a brutal breakup with my ex of 8 years, I embarked on a climbing trip to Colorado that the two of us had originally planned. To take my mind off current events, I boosted the trip output considerably, biting off even more than I could chew. I flew… Continue reading AG Throwback, the Decalibron Loop
2017 started off with a nice soft opening that was my trip to Washington State. Not a big away game like my Colorado or Japan excursions, but a nice leg stretcher to get my traveling bug moving. While there I visited with family and friends and had my heart set on climbing Mt. St. Helens… Continue reading Away Game 01-17, Washington State
I give as much as possible every year to multiple causes. While I believe each man must take responsibility for his situation in life, I'm not above helping others that might not make it without a helping hand. So, through blood drives, Awareness 5Ks and other events, I give whats due and pay things forward.… Continue reading For Charity
In recent years I have had many experiences. Some of those things have changed me. I have seen men weep when shown their own worth, children rally around celebrations of the recent dead and women trade in one set of shackles for another. I have learned great qualities of leadership, humility, gravity, prudence and tenacity… Continue reading Before I begin, let me begin.