Sunday, November 2, 2014


We felt a breeze that had begun many years ago and wondered why we had ignored it for so long. Our “Little B” had been whispering for us to pay attention but we were too distracted to hear. Both Deborah and I have reached a beautiful meadow at a wonderful moment in our lives and for the first time are actually paying attention to that little breeze that began so many years ago.
The wilderness has always been our common passion and we have always spoken of long and distant journeys of discovery. This year felt the first step towards our goal of not just reading about the adventures of someone else but to spread the dust of our travels across the land as well.
First we must remove the clutter we have acquired over the years. The possessions and mental clutter that cages us all. We began with a cabin… a cabin in the woods. We call it OLUS which stands for, “Our Lighten Up Spot”. And it will serve as our learning field. OLUS is quite simply our introduction to a simpler way of life, one that many are now migrating towards. I feel impelled to avoid the term “Tiny House” because it is becoming quite commercialized now. People have once again found a way to greedily exploit something beneficial and convert it to monetary gain and corporate profit.
So what was as a simple breeze has now reach our cabin in the woods, transformed into a wind of change. Blowing the colorful maple leaves towards a new purpose and inspiring us to do the same. Our journeys flow continues and we look forward to experiencing new places and welcoming new friends to our campfire…

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

20130716 x5050: Lower Big Quilcene to Marmot Pass - 15813d20h22m

White-Flowered Rhododendron (Rhododendron albiflorum)

Day One: Lower Big Quilcene Trail to Marmot Pass

I sat on a rock at the trailhead watching Deborah drive off. Six A.M. was too early for me but Deborah had to catch a Seattle ferry. The thought of society behind me and in front of her left me melancholic. I would much prefer a shared path with my favorite hiking partner.

Marmot Pass was to be my days destination, a favorite location of mine.

I'm not really sure what to write so I will add some photos instead.