Finding Clarity in Unpredictable Times

Creating focus and clarity in your life can oftentimes be a difficult task. Remaining focused is even harder. There are so many options, possibilities, distractions, diversions, and so forth, to persuade us away from core initiatives. In our lives, we embark on many varying 'micro-adventures' that ultimately, with their ups and downs, create the fabric [...]
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The Nature of Deeply Rooted Trees

I have planted and nurtured many trees in my life–some with real roots, bark and leaves, and others as commitments and promises to myself and others. For over 30 years I have lived in a desert environment. I find it so fascinating to witness the resilience of a tree in the desert that found its [...]
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SUP With Your Pup

There is no question that standup paddleboarding has taken off as it is a great and affordable way to get out on the water. There is SUP. Then there are SUP expeditions. The best, however, are SUP expeditions with your pup. As a long-time water sports enthusiast and a history of working on the water, [...]
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Self-Reliance in Suburbia

For several years, I had been planning to finish my backyard off with a swimming pool, a few flower beds, and a citrus grove of four citrus trees. My home and yard décor had been an old-world Italian theme and the part of our backyard that was near completion featured beautiful stone walls, columns, and [...]
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The Genius of Self-Reliance

I have found there to be such a deeply rooted relationship between our internal evolution of Self with our association as a living, breathing human being within our natural surroundings. I have been pondering this concept of self-reliance and the attraction to societal conveniences lately, all while meeting and interacting with a number of new [...]
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Finding Yourself Home Free

In the spring of 2012, I began a discussion with a dear friend of mine roughly outlining an idea to traverse Central and South America by automobile. We would spend 18 months traveling here and there with no particular itinerary other than being sure to reach one of two coastal destinations along the South Atlantic [...]
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Eradicating The Plague of Sadness

It's been some time since I have felt the desire to sit down and write. Life moves us along moment by moment with often countless tasks to fill the time yet in each of those precious moments while some aspect of humanity sees gain; advancements of technology to make life easier, the exodus of people [...]
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1: 400,000,000,000,000

1 In 400,000,000,000,00. This is the calculation by scientists of the likelihood that YOU were born. Those are quite the odds against your existence, yet you are here. Maybe you have seen this statistic before. Maybe not. In comparison, if you started a business today and you made $1,000,000 every single day, 365 days a [...]
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Converted Garbage Truck Becomes Extraordinary Camper

According to Snoops, the vehicle is a TerraCross “Home on Wheels” manufactured by Unicat complete with office, beds, bathroom, kitchen, and storage space. The particular model displayed in these photos is the EX63-HD/MAN TGA 6×6 which is described as the ideal vehicle to make your dreams of a world trip become true! This machine combines [...]
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