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Hello friends, Tomorrow I’ll be leaving for Costa Rica! I’m looking forward to getting to spend the next week hiking through the jungles, climbing mountains, swimming along the beaches, and meeting new and wonderful people. I’m excited to share some new photos and stories when I return! (If I ever return haha) Have a wonderful day! -Tony

I’ve been wanting to start cutting my own hair for a while. I wont have to spend money on the haircut, I’ll save time en route to the barber, I can compost my hair (it’s actually really a great source of nitrogen for your compost), but I’ll be the first to admit it’s a little intimidating. For one, there’s the challenge of seeing the back of your head (or your entire head… Read More

The Earth is more then a massive stone soaring through space, she is a living system that nourishes and protects us all. This has never been more apparent for me then when watching a nearly 500 meter cliff face slowly breathe in the morning light, then exhaling a torrent of flame that runs down the length of the cliff. After an hour of hiking in the dark, it was vibrant, dazzling, and… Read More

There was a sage living atop a great mountain,Her temple was crafted by the Earth,With columns of stone,And a canopy of leaves. Many sought the wisdom of the sage,They would climb the cliffs and ledges,Suffering the winds and sun,Until they reached her summit. The temple had no doors,Simply a wide open arch,Beckoning all who pass to enter,And find sanctuary within her halls. As the sage walked forward,Pilgrims would fall to their knees,Some… Read More

Today did not start out a good day, but it ended a great one. I had a conversation yesterday with a friend and it left me feeling.. uncomfortable, for lack of a better word. During the conversation, my friend responded very intensely to what I saw as an innocent question. After the conversation, we exchanged several messages in which I attempted to understand what had happened. In brevity, my friend thought my… Read More

With February in rolling around the corner, I’m finishing up January in my bullet journal and setting up February. January was my first month journaling and I’m changing quite a bit for February. I mention this because it’s important to understand, just like it may have taken years to figure out how to take effective notes in lectures, your journaling method is going to require tweaking. There we’re several trackers I seldom… Read More

This January I decided to start bullet journaling. I was always the type of person who kept notes everywhere, I had sticky notes in every room, digital notes in five separate places between by laptop and phone; I would start recording certain things in a journal, just to forget and start using a different one, only to then come back to the original, and use it for something else. Needless to say,… Read More

Ah, the mighty sandwich.. a myriad of opportunity and potential. From the simple sliced tomato, olive oil, and salt joined between two thick slices of ciabatta, to the gourmet and extravagant loaves of artisanal bread marrying within their crusts lavish meats, exotic vegetables, succulent fungi, and sauces requiring the precision of a tenure chemist to reproduce. Today a sandwich can be made from anything, you don’t even need the bread, but don’t… Read More

A little candle can send photons rolling down mountains and across valleys; it can cast shadows that would bring down giants. The flickering flame off a candle can seem so mundane in contrast to a midday Texas summer sun, but in a dark cavern it is a precious gift to guide you home. Certain days light is all around, easy to find, hold, and revere. Others it seems like only a fable… Read More

Morning, 0600. The perfect time to wake up. I always found the morning hours seem to last for a time and a half. The amount of productivity I experience between 0600-0900 would take me the equivalent of 6 hours in the rest of the day. This is my gilded time. My favorite time. Why wake up at any other hour? Once I build the strength to get out from under my fortress… Read More