Feeling connected to the place you live means you need to understand the good, the bad and the profane.
One day five or so years back I was exploring an abandoned trail in the deep mountains near the Japan Southern Alps. It was the height of summer and the … Continue reading
Emily and I ran into her friend’s father today at Irvine’s Central Bark dog park. While Emily played with the dogs, the father and I got to know one another … Continue reading
I sometimes found antique trails in the mountains of Japan. Pathways which connected high mountain villages before the age of roads, when the fastest way to the other side of … Continue reading
Enjoying a lunchtime stroll through the historic neighborhood near work. I’m admiring 80 and 90 year old homes with bronze plaques commemorating their architects and builders. I’m reminded of the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Shinto is one of the two major religions of Japan (the other is Buddhism). Shinto is often considered to be the native religion of Japan, and is as old as … Continue reading
Sometimes the time is not right for adventure. Other times the moment is pressing yet the opportunity is not present. In both cases a second try might be what’s needed to turn a previously failed endeavor into a success. Here’s one hike which required both a second try as well as a renewal of resolve to overcome both physical barriers as well as some lingering trepidation over uncertain fears which, though knowingly dispelled, had somehow left a lingering sense of doubt which irrationally cautioned I spend the day elsewhere. I’m glad I didn’t listen.