Tool Concert Inspiration: Music as a Reflection of the Universe.

Music is patterns of sound, vibrations of particles and thus energy. We are vibrations of energy too. There is no separation between music and us. Listening to music, letting it consume you is like making love. It’s the merging of these higher fields into a flowing, synchronized continuum of energy. Listening to music is the…

The Call of the Desert

A recent venture into the hostile, unforgiving world of a desert landscape puts the fragility of life in clear perspective for me. A desert’s arid, desolate landscape stands in opposition to my very existence. The desert has a way of stripping away the luxuries, accommodations, and catered expectations of civilization to reveal the dry, barren…

Painted Wall: Growing and Healing Through Nature

            My encounters with nature can sometimes be shocking and transformative, condensing space and time, and leaving me with a bewildered sense of wonder. I revel in the majesty of the patterns and rhythm of it all. The beauty, the power, and the energy seem to flow through me and everything becomes instinctual, visceral, and…

Thoughts on Living in Denver

Living in Denver feels like I am straddling the verge of three different worlds. To the east of the city there is an open expanse of grasslands, prairie land. It’s a dry, brownish green haze of either flat lands or small rolling hills. Think little house on the prairie and you’re not far off. Prairie…

My Experience with Mountains

Mountains as a Hallowed Plane             Mountains have a special way of luring the imagination into an almost transcendent plane of being. Their beauty and scale speak to us on a base, primordial level. Mountains stand ethereal and hallowed in our meager presence, enticing our gaze and our minds upward towards a higher world of…

How diverse exposure has socially conditioned us (hopefully for the better).

Whichever period of time one happens to be born into will set the stage for everything afterwards in their lives. It is the great contextual painter for our lives, where our beliefs, identities, attitudes, worldviews, and dreams are incepted, cultivated, and reinforced. I wonder about the distinct differences I have noticed in many people a…

So what is this all about?

Well, I suppose it’s a rather strange and fascinating world we inhabit. I myself find it enticing to absorb knowledge in many wonderfully curious directions. I feel inspired by learning and absorbing the teachings and ideas of others. I love to let information sink into my brain and wander about it in my own way,…