Looking for More

"Maybe there's more than the treasures we secure That become heavy chains, to sink us in tidal waves." ~Brian Fallon It sounds cliche so often when people say that life is more than money. It's more than just accumulating things and what you do for a living that defines who you are. The reason it's … Continue reading Looking for More

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Just What I Needed

There are two ways you can look at everything in life. You can dwell on the negative. You can let it consume you, until it slowly destroys all the hope and good that could come from the things you do. Or... You can look at the positive. You can find the good in every situation … Continue reading Just What I Needed

Trouble in Paradise

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." ~Maya Angelou Oh this silly adventure has a funny way of keeping you humble. … Continue reading Trouble in Paradise

Ol King Cole and Other Tales

"Ol King Cole was a merry old soul..." And a truer phrase could not have been spoken. But we will get to King and friends in a second. 1st we have to back track to Saturday. Saturday was Day 67 and after a great night in the Nordhouse Dunes it was off to Ludington. Little … Continue reading Ol King Cole and Other Tales

Attitude is Everything

  Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~Thomas Jefferson On Friday, day 66 came with knowing I would have to say goodbye to Sam. I was up at six and finished arranging the last few … Continue reading Attitude is Everything

My Great Week

This trip has been amazing. The views, the people, the pure joy of being on the water, but there might not be a week yet that I've enjoyed as much as this one. Knowing for awhile that my buddy and best friend Sam Bales was going to be joining me on the water, I had … Continue reading My Great Week

A Little Taste of the Big Adventure

"A Little Taste of the Big Adventure" Photos and post written by Sam Bales So I decided to come do some paddling with my best friend Matthew, as he makes his way down the western side of the Michigan coast in Lake Michigan. The timing for my vacation from work was perfect because he had … Continue reading A Little Taste of the Big Adventure