A Brief Vignette on Self-Discovery in Southern Utah

It’s a chilly, damp, morning in Zion National Park. I enter the mouth of the Narrows - a sixteen-mile trek - alone at 5:30 am. I hear the leaves on the aspen trees whisper and collide like dominoes, watch the Virgin River careen effortlessly around bronze and black boulders the size of small Volkswagens, and… Continue reading A Brief Vignette on Self-Discovery in Southern Utah

Want to feel better? Buy a dog (or two).

If you’ve ever owned this beloved and often-spoiled pet, you know that the small price of adoption significantly understates the long-term value of companionship. There’s a good reason for the saying, “A Man’s Best Friend.” Hounds have been loyal hunters, protectors, and allies throughout human history, dating back to the earliest evidence of domestication, 32,000… Continue reading Want to feel better? Buy a dog (or two).

4 humbling lessons you learn living at home

You know that moment while sleeping when you realize your feet are too long for the bed you’ve had since your 16th birthday? There's nothing more humbling. Seriously, someone thought combining my headboard with a bookshelf was a good idea. Wrong. Granted the books don't tumble on your face, sleeping on a shelf-pillowcase feels like… Continue reading 4 humbling lessons you learn living at home