a boy and his dog

April 24, 2024|Child Wounds, Healing, Reparenting, Shamanism, Trauma, Trust|

We are doomed to repeat the past, only so long as it remains in our present attention. What if we were able to choose our future, individually and collectively? What of the past might try to come with us, what hurdles and obstacles from the past might we face? How [...]

Anger Management

April 10, 2024|Uncategorized|

The black-chinned hummingbirds have returned to southwestern New Mexico. When then sun hits them just right their chins light up with a fluorescent purple that, when caught in the stillness of a high-def photograph, is quite phenomenal. I wonder if these hummingbirds are quite aware of how they impress [...]

cross country off-grid skoolie living while letting the old die and making space for new ways of being

Gifts of those Dark Nights

April 4, 2024|Uncategorized|

There’s a raven calling from the tree where the vultures spend these last frosty nights of early spring, the dandelions have started blooming in the low wet spots near the outflow of the boggy spring on the path to the greenhouse, and the cottonwoods are showing renewed signs of life. [...]

Southwestern Photography

March 9, 2024|Photography|

Photos from our southwestern travels of 2023-4 in south and central Arizona, traversing the native homes of many indigenous cultures. The black and white theme is a throwback to my early days of photography and the general vibe of having come from somewhere, having learned and healed. . . [...]

Homeless

March 9, 2024|Healing, Photography, Safety|

Pueblo & Chiricahua Apache in Southwestern New Mexico I’m sitting in my rig in a beautiful valley in southwestern New Mexico. Spring is just starting to find its way up here with the quail beginning to move and the greening of the grass. At 5500 feet, winter still exists here, [...]

The Cave

February 11, 2024|Healing, Journeying, Shamanism, Skoolie Travels, Trust|

So-called Cali/Arizona Border in the I10 corridor on AZ Land trust and BLM Land, traditional territory of the Cocopah and Kwatáan We’re stuck. Not like that time in New Mexico where it rained and the water table came up and we sank into our friend’s driveway, but stuck. . [...]

Broke

February 8, 2024|Uncategorized|

So-called Cali/Arizona Border in the I10 corridor on AZ Land trust and BLM Land, traditional territory of the Cocopah and Kwatáan My kid and I have been on the road for three and a half years and four winters. We’ve journeyed from Michigan to the Carolina's to Florida, to [...]

Goodbye Revisited

January 30, 2024|Child Wounds, Healing, Letters Unsent, Liberation, Trauma, Unwelcome Guests|

I have been absent from communications for some time and need to bring some clarity and understanding to that situation. You both know that I have chosen a healing path the past six years. Understand also that my healing journey has been my lifetime’s work. I have sought and found [...]

Skooliepalooza and the Ungathering

January 25, 2024|Uncategorized|

Yavapai Apache Traditional Territory, so-called Quartzite, Arizona So. . . I’m sitting on top of my bus running tarot cards and watching the mountains and the comings and goings of the folks here at this autonomous zone. There are more rigs than I can count and a paraglider dive bombing [...]