Personal Interests

I enjoy being outdoors and exploring new things and sharing new adventures.
I am fascinated by ancient indigenous art and the stories they tell.
I enjoy exploring my creative side through music.
Photography allows me to capture, relive and share those experiences.


Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. - Mark Twain's Notebook

My father taught me the virtues of fly fishing and the explained the stories of how mother earth came to be - he called it geology - I think of it as traditional tera-forming technology. I enjoy the solitude of the wilderness and its way of cleansing the soul and bringing focus to what is real and real important. Even my trail buddies (Maslow and Abby) appreciate the rewards and rejuvenating qualities of a good hike and vista. Such places are full of the Great Spirit's presence and a place to consider the meaning of all things.

But when I am alone in the half light of the canyon all existence seems to fade to a being with my soul, and memories. And the sounds of the Big Black Foot River, and a four count rhythm, and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. ― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through it

Mindfulness Hikes

I'm working on a developing writings around Quantum Leadership. Part of being a quantum leader is to practice quieting the mind through meditation. This can also take the form of walks in nature which is perfect for me. I try to quiet my mind and listen for / look at things in new ways to teach myself to look at issues, problems and opportunities differently. Mindfulness hikes allow me to mix several things I like to do - music, art/photography and reflective practice.

Here's are a couple of recent photo I took on a mindfulness walk in Sedona.


When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

I learned to play guitar when I was 14. I learned to play the native american flute at 54. Making music connects me to deeper, more creative and spiritual thinking. Music creates space for new ideas and expressions not meant for words. Making music channels energy to areas of my brain that help me relax, expand my cognitive abilities, bring creativity to thinking, and amplify my ability to feel and grasp things more deeply.


Art speaks where words are unable to explain. - Threadless Artist Mathiole

My mother is an amazing artist. While I did not inherit her natural abilities, she instilled a deep appreciation of all forms of art in me and among countless middle-schoolers as a teacher of art. I am particularly intrigued with the pictographs and petroglyphs I encounter in the wilderness, and imagine the experiences that inspired these storytellers and their art. This ancient art is also an important portrayal of ancient wisdom and the sacredness of life, mother earth and the interdependence of all things.