Field Notes – Page 2 of 9 – Dirty Good Co.

Field Notes

Essays and notes from our travels and adventures.

Vitality

And when a horse stops work and goes into the barn there is a life and a vitality left, there is a breathing and a warmth, and the feet shift on the straw, and the jaws champ on the hay,…

Moonlight Mantras

Maybe it was the lack of oxygen, maybe the dwindling light, maybe the sounds of heaving on the trail beside me, but I was starting to get a little scared. I tried not to let my voice reveal the anxiety…

Balance The Inner And Outer To Avoid Being Crushed

You must meet the outer world with your inner world or existence will crush you. — Mark Nemo I came upon Mark’s words in his book, Inside The Miracle. The sentence echoes in my head as it sums up thoughts…

It’s Not Suffering If You Have A Burrito

I don’t know what to call what I’ve been doing this last year. If I call it traveling, that seems to insinuate I’m on vacation, and most of the time that is not what it feels like, nor was that…

Fear is Good, Failure Necessary

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. — Henry Ford Fear is good. Failure is necessary. I could end this post here and just hope you, the reader, accept that as fact, but most of…

365 Days of Dirty Good Living

This week marks twelve months of dirty good living. Twelve months attempting to live deliberately and with intention. Three-hundred and sixty-five days of prioritizing movement outside, wise consumption and cultivation of curiosity and creativity. If you’ve followed our journey thus…

Ditch The Empty Distractions And Be More You

This morning, while scraping the bottom of my peanut butter (in lieu of almond butter, trying to be thrifty, not the same!) jar for breakfast, I spent almost an hour trying to unsubscribe from about a jillion marketing emails I…

What I Know About Depression

I don't know much about the underlining causes or triggers of depression — the science. I do know how it's effected me, how it's effected friends, and how it's effected recently named and the nameless strangers that face it's challenges daily.