Miss L is in middle school. We all remember those hellish years. The freedom and confidence of childhood is leaving and being replaced by the overly active self critiquing mind of a teen. The metamorphose appears as painful as transforming into a werewolf. They lash out, they get bullied, they hurt, they are ashamed and confused… Read More Something Beautiful
V excitedly spoke of hypotheticals today until finally I was instructed to have the kids ready with light jackets, she was to pick us up and we were to go on an adventure! So with Mariachi blasting on the radio, we drove South and back into the desert. At the turn off we saw the sign for the… Read More Dry Lakes
The Havoc Army is BACK and we have expanded. Viola and her hoard have joined us in our never ending quest for awe, adventure and growth! The end of this week has been full of snotty faces and stomach bugs for both Viola and I. Our BBQ plans looked like they weren’t going to happen.… Read More An evolving tribe.
I had a great revelation these past few days. I was looking at pictures from the past several summers, of my children, and the abundance of smile filled adventures we have; and I realized how it has always been us, my children and myself. Clayton was only a passenger on our journey. My heart swelled with… Read More Moving on.
”You don’t want to get on her bad side”, “So you would kick my ass if…”, I hear statements like these every time someone finds out I am a fighter. There is also an assumption that I get some sort of “release” from fighting and fight training. Sorry to disappoint you, World, it is simply not… Read More I am not angry.
I grew up in the forest with oxygen rich air. I could always tell the changing seasons by the smell of the woods. My legs were aways covered in scrapes from brambles and branches. The forest is where I escaped home as a child. It is where I ran away to as a teen. When… Read More The Forest.
In the middle of a spanning mountainous desert landscape there is a huge metropolis; Tropical, flashy, colorful, an arresting display of American culture. A total mind fuck. We have entered Las Vegas. We passed the eclectic sky scape I have seen on countless screens. Billboards covered in the faces of entertainers, half-naked women, half-naked men,… Read More Entering Las Vegas
Last one for tonight. But boy are these giant unpolluted skies gorgeous. I saw the milky way for the first time in my life, and I shared that with my family.
Dude thinks we are in “Borderlands”. We are really just off HWY 58 before Barstow, Ca on our way to Las Vegas. Typically we have looked for big commercial parking lots to “Boondock” in while we travel. But when we saw the Public Lands signs a few miles back we had to take advantage of… Read More We sleep in the desert.
Today we are on the road again, en route to Las Vegas! Skipping LA to my disappointment. We had planned on checking out Kings MMA— honestly, it was my dream gym— however, the ordinances against overnight parking and the closest Thousand Trails site being two hours away makes it impossible to train there… on this… Read More Leaving San Francisco.