A Rebut

"Josh, I think you need a roommate." "Ummm, why?" "Because I think you spend way to much time by yourself. I worry about you." "Well I don't know, man, maybe you're right..." I walked away and threw my lunch bag in the back of the truck, checked that all the equipment was loaded, then hopped…

Tables Full of Love

I talk a lot of trash on convention, but it's not really convention that I'm criticizing. I think that conventional rituals are actually really positive, until they start being nothing more than coy formality. Take the dinner table for example. Some of my best memories in life have come from sitting down at the dinner…

Self-Acceptance

I think the biggest process in life is the finding and embracing who we are. How often do we find ourselves in situations that just aren't for us? If you're like me, maybe more often than you'd prefer. It's not to say we have a bad time, but that there are just situations that aren't…

Lets Talk

Alan and I were sitting at Higher Grounds┬áhaving some coffee after a great day of solitude at a relaxed pace up the North Face of Tahquitz. The locals call it Lily Rock. It was fathers day and less crowded on the rock and in the town than most weekdays. Such a nice reprieve from the…

Absurdity

It's 8am, we're two hours late to a job and weaving in and out of rush hour traffic at 90mph on a Thursday morning. I'm just trying not to focus on how grim this will turn out if we clip one of these commuters and go out of control to our deaths, so I'm writing…

We All Gotta Start Somewhere

A lot of the posts that I publish are inspired by small encounters that likely go unnoticed by the people involved. Sometimes they are formed by nothing more than a glimpse back at a friend on a hike, or looking down as I belay a partner up a pitch, and sometimes sitting and talking on…