Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Tribute to Softypapa

This video did it. I literally broke down watching this amazing video by my friend Ryan Andrew Salois. By the way, the small child in the thumbnail of this video is Emily aged three. This photo alone was enough to touch the center of my heart. Thank you for what you have done for my family and me, Ryan.


My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I’m available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at dinnerbytheriver@gmail.com.

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The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

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2 comments on “Tribute to Softypapa

  1. Frederick
    March 16, 2014

    Kurt, you will never be alone! You are a lucky man.

  2. Troy
    March 17, 2014

    your wife had good taste in the 1980s!

    plus anyone going to that screwball CSU campus had to be an interesting person!

    my (female) Japanese (language) TA (who was a Japanese native) invited me to her place to update her Mac ca. 1991. I was too clueless to know if she was hitting on me, LOL. We were about the same age since I was a sixth-year senior then.

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