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Friday, November 6, 2015

Everything I Own

I love what I own. In my view, things can be works of art with the artists' signatures embedded deep within. More so, I love what I don't own. Like the space between stars, emptiness gives me room to breathe, expand, and create.

Seven years ago, I abandoned most of my crap and explored the life-style of living in a car I fondly called Kermit. I no longer have Kermit but I've continued to evolve my way of "minimalist" living. No bed, no furniture; like Huckleberry Finn, I like to sleep on the ground. I'm headed on an international trip in a couple days and felt like sharing and reflecting on all my stuff before I take off.

Here is absolutely everything I own:

(A) REI 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag
(B) Clothes Sack
(C) Toiletries Sack
(D) Camera Gear Sack
(E) Misc Stuff Sack
(F) MontBell Synthetic Winter Jacket
(G) Rain/Snow Pants
(H) Gorilla 40 Ultralight Backpack
(I) Vibram KSO Evo Shoes
(J) Two 2-Terabyte Hard Drives
(K) 64GB iPhone 6S Plus Unlocked
(L) 2015 Macbook Pro 15"
(M) Tom Bihn Cache
(N) Shawl
(O) 1.5 Liter Platypus Big Zip LP Reservoir
(P) Domke 15-Inch Protective Wrap
(Q) Nalgene 16oz Water Bottle
(R) 38mm Apple Watch
(S) Sea-To-Summit Ultra Sil Day Pack
(T) Random Cables and Batteries
(U) Sony SBH-80 Bluetooth Headphones
(V) Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap
(W) Chums Surf Sport Wallet

* I took this shot with my camera which is why it's not in the picture..


(B1) Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket
(B2) Extra Light Rain Jacket
(B3) REI Pants
(B4) Nylon Pants
(B5) REI Mid-Weight Shirt
(B6) REI Mid-Weight Light Underpants
(B7) REI T-Shirt
(B8) REI Underwear
(B9) Beanie
(B10) Hand Gloves
(B11) Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap
(B12) REI Mesh Sack

* I took this shot naked so have no doubt that all my clothes are there!


(C1) Camp Tooth-Brush
(C2) Sea-To-Summit Lite Clothesline
(C3) Nalgene 4OZ Bottle with Coconut Oil, Dr. Bronner's Soap, and tube of toothpaste
(C4) Wahl Travel Trimmer
(C5) Mirror
(C6) Sea-To-Summit Dry Light Towel - XS
(C7) Speedo Swimsuit
(C8) REI Mesh Sack

* Nalgene bottles are amazing because they don't leak!


(D1) Lens-Crafters Lens Tissue
(D2) SD Memory Cards
(D3) Sennheiser ClipMic digital
(D4) Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod
(D5) Giottos Rocket Air Blaster
(D6) Tiffen 52mm Variable ND Filter
(D7) Giottos Cleaning Brush
(D8) Tiffen 10 Stop ND Filter
(D9) Hoya 52mm RM72 Infrared Filter
(D10A) Sony A7S
(D10B) Sony 35mm f/2.8
(D11) Domke 15-Inch Protective Wrap
(D12) REI Mesh Sack

* Minimizing my camera gear while maintaining a professional quality for film & photography work has been the greatest challenge.


(E1) REI Spoon Tool
(E2) Monster Power Strip
(E3) Duct Tape
(E4) Breathe Healthy Honeycomb Mask
(E5) Sea-To-Summit Ultra Sil Day Pack
(E6) Sea-To-Summit Mosquito Net
(E7) Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System
(E8) Platypus Soft 1-Liter Water Bottle
(E9) Sony SBH-80 Bluetooth Headphones
(E10) Multitool
(E11) Blade
(E12) Hearos Ultimate Softness Series Foam Earplugs
(E13) MyDigitalSSD 512GB
(E14) Apple AA Charger
(E15) Petzl Ultra Compact Head Lamp
(E16) Various Cables
(E17) REI Mesh Sack

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The force that drove the water through the rocks
Is my destroyer.
Behind it left the crumbled rocks
Is my healer.

Monday, August 24, 2015

"More and more of humanity is maturing to such an extent that we can trust our own inner wisdom to be a guide and not be afraid of it."

Jim Hembree @ Wisdom 2.0 in Esalen

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One of my favorite things about growing older is that I feel less urgency and more patience for all things. I recognize that things take the time they do, so whenever that is, I'm sure it'll be lovely.

Morgan making music @ facebook.com/morganbolender

Friday, August 14, 2015

"Traveling taught me to see beyond what we normally see and gain a deeper understanding of people. How do you meet them without stereotyping or putting them in a box? Sometimes I call it seeing through the matrix."

Peter Fordos @ Wisdom 2.0 in Esalen

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"In the purest sense, I can sit in a room and play and it just feels good. I’m not doing it for anything other than getting lost in the sound and enjoying where my fingers might end up or being surprised by a phrase. It’s like a drug."

Danny Paul Grody​ with his cat Eli @ www.dannypaulgrody.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It doesn’t matter how long you live. It matters how much you learn. People could live for their whole life and still not figure out their life purpose. That's why we have a mid-life crises.

Daisy @ Wisdom 2.0 in Esalen

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"I’m a really different and better person now. It was only made possible because of the space where everybody was being really kind, vulnerable, open, and seeing the good connections that were forming everywhere and then feeling really jealous of them!"

Travis @ Wisdom 2.0 in Esalen.