Writing About my Hometown

About a decade ago, I moved from Maine to Montana. Not one of those famous towns like Bozeman and Missoula which have been featured in big-budget movies or the glossy pages of adventure magazines. No, I moved back to my industrial hometown of Billings.

Finding Inspiration on the Road to (and from) the Wild and Scenic Film Fest

I TRY TO SPEND as much time on the road as possible, whether it’s going across the state to see family, or crossing state lines on an epic trek. There are a lot of reasons I’m attracted to long-distance travel. One of the best is that no matter what I might be worrying about, there’s nothingContinue reading “Finding Inspiration on the Road to (and from) the Wild and Scenic Film Fest”

Welcome back, after all these years

Anyone following this blog will know that it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. About three years. A lot of changes have occurred in my creative life since then. By far, the biggest change, and the one that will be my focus here, has been my entry into the film industry. It’s been a prettyContinue reading “Welcome back, after all these years”

7 Things I Learned from the Best Travel Film Ever Made [Matador Network]

7 things I learned from the best travel film ever made WHEN I FIRST SAW “The Road from Karakol” at 5Point Film Festival, my brain had already been numbed by dozens of killer films about people radder than I could ever dream of being. A film about a superstar mountaineer who rides his bike through KyrgyzstanContinue reading “7 Things I Learned from the Best Travel Film Ever Made [Matador Network]”

9 Montana Backpacking Trips that Will Blow Your Mind [Matador Network]

I had a great time writing this article. Putting the words down was like reliving some of my favorite adventures all over again. 9 Montana Backpacking Trips that Will Blow Your Mind  THERE’S SOMETHING about waking up deep in the backcountry, having carried all of your gear in to camp near a quiet lake orContinue reading “9 Montana Backpacking Trips that Will Blow Your Mind [Matador Network]”

Where have you been all my life?!

It’s always a little disquieting to stumble upon something that you should have been a part of all along. It’s like wandering into a room  and you find all of your friends having a party. It’s not that you were intentionally not-invited, it’s that you somehow missed all of the signs taped to every wallContinue reading “Where have you been all my life?!”