Adapt! The Maiden Voyage

Adapt! The Maiden Voyage

“You’re acting like a fucking ninny,” the emergency room doctor scolded me.  I was so confused. There I was laying on the hospital bed in Moab UT, in great pain, I could barely talk, I could barely stand, something was very wrong, and this doctor – whose job...
Departure from Your Comfort Zone

Departure from Your Comfort Zone

Ten weeks of building and I was ready for my freedom. After completing the van’s finishing touches, it was time to depart. Just in time, too. I finished the van, cleaned out all the sawdust, and moved my stuff in the day before we left. That same day, I rented a...
DIY Van Build with no Experience

DIY Van Build with no Experience

“Do you have any idea how loud you’re being?”  I turned around to find a super friendly neighbor. He was trying to be mean and scary, but for some reason it wasn’t working. “Ummm, yes. I’m cutting wood. It’s loud,” I replied honestly. In fact, I probably knew...
Burn Your Possessions

Burn Your Possessions

“My greatest skill has been to want little.”– Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) I lit a match and threw it on my most prestigious Emmy award. It was soaked in lighter fluid, so it erupted immediately into a big ball of flame. I watched as the “Nick Conedera” printed...