Month: June 2015

Love or Pain or Both?

“Today was a day with no pain,” or, “I really love my body, these days.” I could write about either. I wanted to write about how in love with my body I’ve grown, but it seems quite remarkable that today was a day with…

Chris McDougall Google Talk, and Erwan Le Corre

A good google talk with Chris McDougall on his cool book, Natural Born Heroes.” He also talks Natural Movement, Erwan Le Corre, parkour, etc. Here is the video description: When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill’s ‘dirty tricksters’, a motley crew of…

A Couple of Toughs

It was lightly raining, I was just about to crest the hill I was hiking, when I saw him. He was staring directly at me. I moved backward, so cedar was between us. I swung my camera bag around so I could grab the…

Mockingbirds, storms and snakes

In my backyard, a mustang grape vine grows over the fence. In its season, the grape vine is a beautiful, bushy thing. It oppresses the increasingly leaning, wooden fence. This Spring, a pair of mockingbirds setup a nest deep inside the vine. It was…

Zoo Life, Habitats and the Indigenous Soul

The cube farm, apartments, condos, sitting all day, the crap we eat; it seems we are as factory farmed as the animals in our industrial food system. Returning to a more natural diet, getting regular and good movement throughout your whole day; these are…

The Old Man of Bull Creek

the water levels were high enough to see the old man of bull creek here is the last time I saw him, in 2010: At night, when the bats come out and people hide inside their bubbles of electric light, the old man of…

Busted by a Great Blue Heron

I crawled against the current of the Pedernales with my camera in one hand, just above the water line. I was mostly submerged, moving slowly and trying to not attract the attention of the Great Blue Heron I was stalking. I wanted to get…