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CDA Crossing ’19

September 1, 2019
CDA Crossing ’19

After a restless night, the sky ablaze with lightning and thunder, we didn’t know what to expect when we arrived to the lake shore at 6 AM. The skies were ominous, the water choppy and dark, and there was a nervous energy buzzing amongst all of the 2019 CDA Crossing participants.  It’s always special to be… Continue Reading

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A Special Ride

August 27, 2019
A Special Ride

Disclaimer: I’m not entirely comfortable sharing my training stories and outdoor endeavors. It’s funny, because besides my daughter, my wife, my family, my dog, my desire to live a life in line with my core values, to make a contribution to the cause, to uncovering meaning, purpose and connection in my life, training is what… Continue Reading

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The Long Bridge

August 6, 2019
The Long Bridge

I missed my little shadow on this swim, but I’m sure grateful for the experience. It’s always special being back in North Idaho, on the waters of my youth. It was a quick and dirty dash back to the panhandle for the Long Bridge Swim. I had three simple goals: 1) finish (put in a… Continue Reading

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My A.S. Story

May 16, 2019
My A.S. Story

I recently had the good fortunate of connecting with the Spondylitis Association of America. They asked me to write a feature for their website called “My Story.” In honor of World A.S. Day and A.S. Month I wanted to share. I hope you all enjoy and find some inspiration in this piece. My Story  I… Continue Reading

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TEDx HeironymusPark

February 1, 2019
TEDx HeironymusPark

I can’t even put into words how profoundly and deeply being a part of this event moved me. Everything about it from rehearsals to the big show was overwhelming. The intensity of the preparation and focus from the speakers to the organizers was incredibly inspiring.  It was such an intense and overwhelming experience in the… Continue Reading

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Effort Is Everything

November 13, 2018
Effort Is Everything

We live in a world of clichés, hype, trendy speak. There’s such an emphasis on the hustle, on results, on outcomes, in part because that’s what sells books, products and podcasts. But as a writer and father, I refuse to fall victim to the noise. Words matter. And I’m not sure there is any place… Continue Reading

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Showing Up

November 8, 2018
Showing Up

As a Montana democrat, like many, I awoke heavy hearted yesterday. It looked like we took a beating here in Big Sky Country on candidates and initiatives that matter to us. My daughter—who was charting the election results Tuesday night—fought tears learning about the fate of Senator Tester (who her daddy first canvassed for back… Continue Reading

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Waves Are Blue

November 6, 2018
Waves Are Blue

There are so many reasons I’m passionate about voting today, but no reason is bigger than this little girl. Today I’m voting for her. Today I’m voting for our planet, for wild spaces, for affordable healthcare. There’s only one party that’s remotely close to doing anything about climate change and that is interested in making… Continue Reading

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Love and Four-Square

October 23, 2018
Love and Four-Square

I’m a weepy man. When it comes to my ten-year-old daughter and the magic of love, I’m a weepy dude. One night last week as we were going through our bedtime routine, close to falling asleep, my daughter asked me if I’d come play four-square with her at lunch recess. Her heart was heavy because… Continue Reading