In the beginning it was just a thought. The idea of shaded redwood forests passing by as the road leisurely bends towards cascading waterfalls. Or perhaps the vision of a brilliant sunset that glistens across the Pacific Ocean to where I sit with toes buried in the warm sand. Better yet, the sound o...

“Looking down at my frozen water supply I knew winter had come. For good this time.”

The arrival of winter is unpleasant for anyone who chooses to endure it. Here in the Midwest it’s just part of life. Part of our existence here. Most combat the frigid temperatures by living in homes thick with in...

The Tale of Baldor and Magnus
Long ago, in a land of forgotten things,there was once a homely village.
The dwellings lay nestled between high cliffs and rocky outcroppings along the shores of a vast ocean.
A great many sea vessels frequented the port city and it was a noble place.
This was called...

 

Nearly four months ago I invested $400 in the gambit of buying an old 1997 Dodge 3500 passenger van. I was told that the van's previous owner used it as a work vehicle. Mostly for hauling scrap and salvage and I could tell that it might not have been taken care of very well. The van had some rus...

There are a few common notions that accompany change. Uncertainty mixed with the excitement of a new beginning. Fear of the unknown against the feeling of pride for choosing a different path. It’s the uncharted waters within a tumultuous sea of new challenges. It’s leaving your comfort zone and stre...