Not another Damn Blog

Really, another damn blog? Don't I have like six already, not counting the five stagnant ones? Unfortunately, yes, here it is. I suppose I could use this to link to my other blogs, and maybe get more people to view those (WHO-HOO SELF PROMOTION). However, I figure this will be a bit more of an absurd blog. Oh, and don't worry, my legendary love for pistachios will not be off limits for derision.
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Emailing gear and retail companies about sponsoring my hike and raising money for BECA is one of the most exciting yet nerve-wracking tasks ever.

I hope somebody says yes, they’ll help me. I hope several somebodies will say yes, they’ll help me, because without them this can’t happen. I won’t have enough money to hike, and if I can’t hike, I can’t raise more money for these amazing kids. 

It’s just…I’m really living on a prayer right now.  


Today I explored parts of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area which is located north of St. Louis along the Mississippi River. Although an overcast afternoon, I decided to take my camera hiking with me along the River’s Edge Trail. Unfortunately, patches of Japanese Hops kept me from finishing the…


On a happier note, following a lot of thru-hikers on tumblr so I can get a sense of what’s to come for my own thru hike next year! Hello hikey blogs - my brother and I run walkwithnature2012, where we talk about our AT preps.

Also, I’ve started writing for Appalachian Trials! YAY


To show the other side of misinformation…

This picture has been posted in the comments of a lot of local news blogs here in St. Louis. People are saying this is Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson.

This is actually Jodah Cain, who was a murder suspect in Oregon in 2013.

I’ve seen this in almost every comment thread pertaining to news stories in Ferguson. People in this area are trying really hard to discredit Michael Brown. I’m getting real tired of this bullshit.


It’s hard to talk about the things happening in Ferguson publicly. This is so close to home, literally and figuratively; North County has a lot of unrest right now and tensions have been high for quite some time. I can’t pretend to know what systematic racism is like, but living in St. Louis I’ve…


Some images from the protests in Ferguson, MO, over the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. Police have used tear gas and barricades to control protestors. (via)

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Here are the things no one tells you about (chronic) depression.

  • It is incurable. Once you’re diagnosed, that’s something you’ll be dealing with for the rest of your life. It can be managed, it can be molded, but it cannot be cured. For most people, depression is a sine wave. You will go up,…


I decided to become a comedian at the age of 14. At that point I didn’t know how to be one—but I was eager to learn.

One of the first things I did was visit my local Blockbuster videotape rental store. Turn right as you enter, head to the middle section directly after the really old action…