The Grand Canyon Seen in 6 Feet

“I don’t care what you say anymore. This is my life.” ~Billy Joel

If I were to be critical of myself, I’d say that most of my life has been lived “on rails”, referring to video games that play out on a mostly predetermined track. In a lot of ways, it is sort of fitting because I have a really hard […]

By |Apr 11th, 2015|

Focus and clarity

So something that is very personal about me is that for several years now, I’ve really let myself go in terms of my physique and athleticism. I am very aware that I have no one to blame for this but myself and my lack of will power. You see, when you have near limitless access to a cornucopia of free, […]

By |Mar 29th, 2015|

Pushing the boundaries

I have an acute memory as to when I first realized just how terrified I was of heights and, surprisingly, it’s a fear that I didn’t realize I had until well into my 20s. It was back in 2004, on my first trip to the Grand Canyon. Alas, if you ever need a place to serve as a barometer to […]

By |Mar 27th, 2015|

Fighting Thru The Blerch

I first became aware of The Blerch thru the wonderful and hilarious comic series by The Oatmeal. The more I learned about The Blerch, the more I hated it. In Matthew Inman’s (The Oatmeal’s creator) own words, The Blerch is “…a wretched, lazy beast. He tells me to slow down, to walk, to […]

By |Mar 22nd, 2015|

‎Norway‬ and its sense of scale

If there was one concept that crept into my mind the instant I landed in Norway, it was the importance of conveying a sense of scale. In most of our cases, Colby, Joe, and I were totally surrounded by gigantic mountains with beautiful peaks but in order to truly provide an idea of their grandeur, it would be important to find […]

By |Mar 19th, 2015|

The changing tides of Norway

Ahhhh, Haukland Beach in Norway. ColbyJoe, and I shot sunrise and sunset here… a lot. At first, that may sound tedious or monotonous, and in a way, you’d be right. But the more I thought about it, the more I came to appreciate this rocky shore because while the physical environment around us was static, the weather was anything […]

By |Mar 17th, 2015|