Progress Via Failure

When I started this project, SaftyThird, I was focused on delving into the fringes of our society and our individual lives, the places where the profound lessons hide and the most fulfilling experiences wait, but that many are too afraid to explore and find. We instead employ a margin of safety that serves as an adequate precaution…

A Sour Taste

I slept under the stars--only a sleeping pad between me and the dirt. Cowboy camping. It was so dark, quiet, and peaceful out there in the desert. I wish it were possible to send that moment to you, so you could experience it for yourself. The sky was darker than I've ever seen, but the…

Thoughts Amidst Change

Running, running, running. All the running had paid off, and we felt like there was a light at the end of the tunnel, but in truth I still have quite a ways to go--even now. I'm sitting in a hotel in Anaheim right now. I flew into San Diego last night around 11:30, and after…

A Dangerous Place to Be

I pulled into Joshua Tree National Park early, finding Galen without issue. I had already nabbed a lucky spot at Hidden Valley Campground, and the day was unseasonably perfect for Joshua Tree in January. The dirtbags were sprawled out in the dirt doing stretches and yoga in the early morning sun, lounging as we can…