Battle Cries

Staring at the ceiling, my brain attempted to process the volume of different sounds that infiltrated my tiny hotel room, violating my ears at 5:30am. The constant chant coming from a Muslim mosque, calling the religious faithful to prayer, was mixed with random, high-pitched blows of the horn. As if a secret Morse code existed among local taxi drivers, they blasted their horns at a rapid pace in some crazy effort to communicate. The squeal of breaks, hum of traffic and other common city noises competed with the hypnotic Muslim […]

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Being Prepared

Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you. Earl, my father-in-law, constantly presses in to a certain life philosophy. Even in the early years of my marriage to Amber, he always talked about this concept: Whether it be your hunting equipment, your tools, or your camping gear, take care of it. If you do, it will take care of you. Being prepared for whatever lies ahead is a principle I have tried to teach my kids and live by myself. Several years ago, in the late […]

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