The View From Between The Ears [Excerpt]

The View From Between The Ears [Excerpt]

When you ride a horse, you spend a lot of time looking at the back of his head. You view the trail ahead through the poll, the crown of his head, the part that sits between his ears. You notice how those ears move independently, each one turning toward a sound of...
The Force of Gravity [excerpt]

The Force of Gravity [excerpt]

We spend our lives doing battle with gravity. It’s a mysterious force. We understand its properties. We know what it does, but we don’t know how or why. Gravity fastens us to the earth. It causes friction when we try move. It wants to keep us still, to be...
The Painted Desert [excerpt]

The Painted Desert [excerpt]

The wind picks up in the afternoon. We can’t get away from it out here. A lot of miles between things. Summer storms are starting a bit early this year, and they hit us every afternoon for an hour or so. The storm always comes out of the northwest. I can usually...
Out The Club Car Window [excerpt]

Out The Club Car Window [excerpt]

I’ve decided to wash my clothes, so I’ll take a bath while I’m at it. I pull my extra pair of jeans out of my pack, along with two t-shirts, some underwear and socks, and my other western shirt. I strip off the clothes I’m wearing and grab the small bar of hand...
The West [excerpt]

The West [excerpt]

We are veterans of the trail now, and after covering more than eighteen hundred miles we’re beginning to feel the fatigue that accompanies our slow progress across the continent. Gizmo and I have left the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico behind as we enter the...