My Writings and Experiences

Writing on travel, business, philosophy, books, and religion.

North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

For most Americans, North Dakota is likely the most difficult of all states to visit. This has been true for our family for sure. It is not near any major cities or airports, there are no major connecting interstates to give one reason to drive through it, and it just...

Desert Cabal Book Review

Desert Cabal Book Review I enjoyed her thoughts on how important a collective cabal is in preserving our wild places. I grew up in the outdoors. I remember many camping trips as a child. Majority of these were car camping excursions except for those with my father...

I Am Now A College Graduate

I Am Now A College GraduateAfter two years of hard work and a non-traditional return to college I now hold a Bachelors of ScienceJust over two years ago I decided to head back to school. I only received an Associates Degree my first time around and it has been...

Weekend Trip to Zion National Park

Zion National Park has no shortage of epic views. Living within a few hours of five amazing National Parks caused me to grow up visiting these places. Most of those visits entailed car camping and short hikes, but it gave me great exposure nonetheless. Every summer,...

Spring FlyFishing on the Provo River

Spring flyfishing can be one of the most rewarding times of year to be on the river. It has been a slow start to the year for me. I have been frustrated, even to the point of wanting to retire from flyfishing last week. I even texted one of my friends and my wife that...

An Ongoing Prejudice

We need to stop the mental racial divide. To preface this post I don’t feel that I am overly qualified as one to speak on the racial issue, but as a human being, I feel that I have to stand up and say something. I grew up in a very white Christian community in Utah...

Fort Myers Beach Florida

We had the privilege to escape to Fort Myers Beach, Florida for a few days. I love the mountains that tower over top of the Salt Lake Valley. It is one of the greatest cities in the world with the proximity of everything of a moderately sized city and the wild...

Six Mile Cypress Slough

The Six Mile Cypress Slough in Ft. Myers, Florida is a gem just outside of the downtown area. Worth the visit whenever you are in Southwest Florida. It was fascinating to see the collection of wildlife in this confined place. We saw so many birds and some turtles. As...

Bring On 2019

This past year has featured a plethora of challenges and blessed opportunities to grow. I have had the privilege of spending quality time with my family and creating memories that will last us a lifetime. Throughout the year there was no shortage of adventure. As we...

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