Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

The Good Life – A human operating system

The Good Life Meditation is my daily effort of recounting, considering and developing my personal life objectives and principals. I perform the action of verbally listing and describing these points … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The John McCain hike – Going Alone

There was a storm raging all about me during this hike. You can't see it for the clear, clean atmosphere, the dead air, and the deceptive desert silence. Yet you … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 072817 HOS v.18.0

Quiet and empty places far from the ones we love are excellent locations to reflect upon what’s really important in our lives. I always return from these experiences with a … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The relative safety hike – Going Alone

A lot of me evaporated away into the hot desert night during this hike. I’m discovering that the stuff that goes wasn’t necessary anyway. Each time I go to the … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Riding to Siberia, California – Going Alone

Come ride with me along the last miles from somewhere to nowhere…

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 071417 HOS v.18.0

The Good Life Meditation is my daily effort of recounting, considering and developing my personal life objectives and principals. I perform the action of verbally listing and describing these points each day, typically at dawn, as a start and readiness to the coming day.

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

The deeply connected hike – Going Alone

With this outing, I was experimenting with how long I could remain exposed and moving out in the open desert, on a day when temps would top out at around 110 degrees F. (43 C.). I learned that I don’t want to be more than an hour away from shade after approximately 8:00 AM.

July 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Good Life – 063017 HOS v.18.0

The Good Life Meditation is my daily effort of recounting, considering and developing my personal life objectives and principals. I perform the action of verbally listing and describing these points each day, typically at dawn, as a start and readiness to the coming day.

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walking meditation

I walk a lot. Lately, I’ve begun using this activity as an opportunity to exercise improved control over both my body and mind. With the body, I’m taking more deliberate … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

My dead muse is gone

My dead muse is gone… The only words which remain now are my own. These thoughts are familiar…though they come with that same labored effort I’ve known since youth…like pulling … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment