Forbearing Optimism

This is in response to the Photo Prompt of the week: Optimistic

This week show us something you’re optimistic about


We’d been out there in the desert hiking for 7 days. We were in Northern Territory, Australia hiking the Larapinta Trail. We still had 2 weeks to go and I was having an absolute blast. The food drops along the way would cost us about $400 so we cashed in on my Yankee Thrift and decided to lug 20 days worth of food on our backs. Thank Gandhi our base weight was ultralight. But then there were those sections a few days earlier where we had no water for over a day and had to lug several kilos of the liquid gold. Continue reading


A good boss

This is in response to the Daily Prompt: Reason to Believe

In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe?

I grew up 300 miles north of where Bruce Springsteen grew up. He is one of the musicians I have a deep respect for because he never forgot his working class routes. He’s known to play for 3 hours or more every show and the band gives it all they’ve got. To me this is growing up in the Northeast, gritty perseverance meets calling it like it is.  Continue reading

Most Badass book cover…



This is in response to the Daily Post Earworm:

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.

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