Poetry and Prose

Not all who wander are lost…

They say 'Not all who wander are lost"But perhaps lost is not such a bad place to be...It is the lost who contain the courage to step off the beaten path.To leave complacency behindTo question, ...
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The first time I saw the ocean…

The first time I saw the ocean I was 20 years old. Growing up in MN, you couldn’t get much further away. I remember as a young child thinking of the ocean as some mystical ...
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Meditation

I've been watching Kyle Cease video's and they are so inspiring. In one video Kyle talks about the 4 layers of desire: 1. What other people want you to do 2. What you want to ...
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My Favorite Shooting Star

I was trying so hard to hear all the beautiful words coming from his lips... But all I could process was his arm around me and his hand on my thigh and his kisses on my ...
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Choose to see the world

Choose to see the world as if we have a sun who shines for us, An earth that gives us bread, Bodies that work on our behalf. As if we hold in our hands the ...
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Finding my brave

I was going to post this picture before I left MN. This is a necklace I bought in Alaska which reads "Brave". You've probably seen my posts about this before... I don't feel brave, there ...
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When Old Songs Bring Up Old Shit

 We were together but for a moment We were together but for the length of a night. And in that short time span, I fell hard and fast for you I do that, I wish ...
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The Affair

I'm having an affair with security. I’ve taken her trip and fallen. I woke up in her bed this morning with her arms wrapped around me. I pretended I was still asleep, I could not ...
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I Lost Myself to Gain an Experience

Sitting at the Juneau airport, I'm holding back tears. My heart is a mess and it's not because I'm leaving. I get this way sometimes About traveling. Most of the time I love it, but ...
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Last Day on the Boat

The first time I rode on a ferry was just five years ago, traveling from Narragansett, Rhode Island out to Block Island. I had taken a job as a Stewardess on a river boat and ...
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They Were Shooting Stars

They were shooting stars in my night sky. Burning moments, beautiful connections, fleeting streaks of light. But I was the night sky and my heart the moon. My love galaxies. Moving and expanding. And my ...
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Skagway, Alaska

I've been here in Skagway Alaska for one month now. It is a small tourist town in the South East panhandle. We are the last town nestled at the end of the Lynn Canal, about ...
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We Fly

I've spent the past three and a half months here at our little Airbnb/hippy commune. It has been such a beautiful season of healing and community. But tomorrow I'm leaving it behind for a new ...
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Reminiscing

I'm sitting in a coffee shop in Santa Fe. Bon Iver is playing on the speakers above. It was two and a half years ago that I played this album on repeat... over and over ...
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Expanding

It's Sunday morning, The airstream still doesn't have heat. My Mr buddy heater is humming in the corner I sip my coffee, grateful that these cold spells are extremely rare for this time of year ...
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Airstream Email / Dreams

Before there ever was a van there was just a dream; of travel, a family and a home. The home would be small with large windows and a garden outside. Long sheer curtains would line ...
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Infinite

I am a piece of dust A moment in passing time A leaf blown from a tree A flower to bloom and wither or be picked from the earth I am human tissue A living ...
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High on Life

I left the group I've been caravaning with in Lake Havasu this past week. It was hard saying goodbye but it just felt like the right time. I'm heading east now to deal with an ...
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The cult next door

I've been putting off posting this for while now... I was afraid of the responses I might get. I want to keep things light and happy but we all know that's not always how life ...
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Pahrump, NV

I wake up at 330 and cant fall back asleep. I look at my phone; the temp reads 34 degrees. I lay in bed for a while, refusing to leave my warm sleeping bag. Finally ...
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Pahrump, NV (Hot Air Balloon Festival)

I woke up later then I had planned and considered going back to bed. It was another very cold morning and I was out of coffee. I reasoned with myself "I already got balloon pictures ...
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Freedom >

I wanted to wait until it was completely healed before posting a picture, but look what I got when I made my first stop in Albuquerque?! It's my very first tattoo! If you know me/ ...
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San Diego

I sit on the floor of the van with the doors swung open. I am at Ocean Beach in San Diego, parked at the very end of the parking lot. I have a view of ...
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Reraised in the Wild

I said to the sun "weather me" And to the moon "cast me under your spell" I asked the stars to teach me; How to shine and how to fall when it is time And ...
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Quartzsite, AZ

I've spent the past 10 days here in Quartzsite, AZ, participating in the the yearly "Rubber Tramp Rendezvous" boondocking event. I wasn't quite sure how I would do "roughing it", but overall things went very ...
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To Stay or To Go

I have back home from TN for a week now. The cold weather is setting in and gives me a panicky feeling. "Not another winter!". I promised myself last winter that it would be my ...
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Airstream Progress

I really thought this was going to go differently… I sit on the plywood bench, my tears falling and soaking into the subfloor below me. I hold a bottle of red wine in my hands ...
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When Your Dream Turns Into a Nightmare

I gathered my courage and told myself words I don't ever remember ever hearing; "you can be whatever you want" and "this life is what you make it". I convinced myself. I did away with ...
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Owning the Past

I've been living in a world that feels like a vast beautiful beach. But the truth is, it hasn't always been this way... Some people have an upbringing that fosters exploration and creativity, then later ...
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Downsizing

"So yes, I'm leaving familiarity in the rear view mirror. I'm tossing caution to the wind, I'm taking the unmapped road. For I cannot gain from I do not value, and I cannot loose what ...
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A Downsizing Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year, especially here in Minnesota! Its time I get to spend with family and friends. It’s hope and happiness in the midst of numbing cold. It has been an ...
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Today is My Gift

Today I have been gifted 11,322 days of life. 11,322 new beginnings. Occasions for change. Opportunity to love, dream, inspire and experience beauty. I didn't think much about my birthday this year. I guess because ...
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