I just completed an incredible class through the University of Alaska - Fairbanks. A learning, growing, and challenging class that I took to increase my ability and love for writing. Surprising to me, I had my highest grades in Poetry. I will likely post one or more poems.


Deep inside is an engine that has no physical parts,

a powerhouse that is immeasurable.

Inexhaustible and unlimited qualities that reside within a brain

Or is it heart?

I tap this precious resource, when needed, when desperate.

When I call upon the will to survive in an endurance race, tackling a difficult goal,

up against a nightmarish task.


The grit to continue, the tenacity to fight to the end.

The moxie to continue in my extreme efforts, your athletic event, your dreaded day at work,

My will to survive in a life or death scenario

My desire to endure through whatever life will heave my direction; I will survive.

Steady persistence in the course of action, grinding through difficulties,

obstacles, and discouragement.

Perseverance at work, moving you forward, ever enduring

Capture The Moment

Whether on a sensational, epic road trip or a speedy journey downtown

My eyes are always scanning, searching, looking

Focused intently on the scene in front and behind me

A camera, likely loaded with a brimming memory card

In the car, inserted into my running pack, on the deck of a kayak, stashed in my backpack, or by

the front door

Always handy, always prepared to capture the moment


I am a photographer, storyteller, videographer, filmmaker and a sentimental human

Yes, I am about moments

Cradling life through an photo memory card

It might be a gorgeous, radiating sunset, a rocky cliff with bighorn sheep, smiling faces of those

who have joined in my adventure, a unique abandoned country barn in the middle of nowhere,

a bobcat running across the road, the last light of the day striking a  distant waterfall, or

a single blade of grass.


I have that moment, forever