Adaptability

When I started this blog I was living out of my car part time on the road, and the only real thing that mattered was experiencing life to the max. And so SaftyThird was born one day among friends in Joshua Tree. However, the years prior to my dirtbag abandonment lifestyle where composed of extreme…

Silence

It comes over you in a wave of utter panic. The insistent and unrelenting chaos of our daily lives--it bombards us with noise. So much noise that it makes the head ache and the heart race with an often onset of a sickening stomach. The feelings don't surface slowly, like bubbles, but rather thrash violently…

Toughin’ the Fuck Up

Sally and I stood at the base of Olive Oil in Red Rock; I flaked out the rope and she racked up for the first pitch. We've been climbing together for some years now, and it's become one of my most cherished partnerships. While I jumped right into the fray of multipitch trad climbing early…

Onward and Upward

I'm not sure how long I'll sit down and write this post tonight--hunkered down in a hotel room in Pismo Beach hiding from the rain. As I put these words down on, I wish I could say paper, the screen I can't help but think about the solitary state my life has assumed. The ties I've…

Remember to Remember

He rolled over in bed on top of his lover, reaching over to the bed stand and grabbed a syringe cap filled with used cottons and vitamin water. "Maybe we can just shoot vitamins instead of heroin," he said while mashing the cottons with the butt of the syringe. She grabbed her cap and did…

Just bobbin..

I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know where I'm going. I find myself diving into the Pacific more and more each day, because it's the one place where my mind stills. But on this day, after catching a few waves, I decided to just swim west... So I swam, and I swam, and…