Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Trial by water

There’s a story behind this photo… Emily and I were out this afternoon working the last of the sets rolling in from that big storm that sent giant waves pounding … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

There are no fresh starts Only new steps

Individual life is encapsulated in a natural succession of moments from birth to death. We only start once though our steps along the way may be as varied and distinct … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

There’s a woodsman’s cabin on the near slope of Mt Wildness

Only the faintest trace remains of the trail which a woodsman made to this place. What enterprise he hoped to achieve in remaining here night upon night was seemingly lost … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Go alone and any road can become a path

Solitary travel is most demanding upon the will. When there’s none to lean on, follow or request council of we are left utterly reliant upon our own feeble wits, which … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

After a certain point we all begin to dissolve

Dissolution is genetic, bodily and seemingly essential. Do, make and say what you must before everything turns to sand. The Path of Wildness is easy to find The course of … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ordinary light becomes strange

The colors are there always, though far stranger than our eyes might register. An invisible rainbow slowly revealed as our steps draw us deeper from safety, further from certainty, to … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sundown on Mt. Wildness

I was just able to snap this photo before the sun passed below the summit of Mt. Wildness. I’m not ashamed to confess that I was more than a little … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mt. Wildness is a dark place

Fear is a useful thing when it keeps us from unnecessary harm. With much practice though our fear can become a focus point of safety; a darkness, blinding sight and … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

The sign at the frontier of Mt. Wildness

I’ve decided to post the above sign at the frontier of Mt. Wildness. I’m hoping it might prevent accident or injury to those who might not really want to take … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

In search of the howling wild

Today is going to be a repeat of yesterday, as my wife and daughter are both busy and I’m on my own for the whole day. My destination is the … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · 1 Comment