Have I done everything that I wanted to in 2015? The answer is a bit of a no, but who manages to do everything they want to do.

Here is what I did do:

  • Hiked the Border Route Trail! This was one of my main goals for the year and it was a bit of a trial for me. I came back a different person.
  • Swam in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Floated down the current river in Van Buren, MO.
  • Went to my first Hot Spring in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Overall it was a good year, but I’m going to try and make the most out of next year. With my new perspectives gained from my trek across the Boundary Waters I think I can make next year even better!

Life is a Beach without Coffee.

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Don’t you agree?

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In the woods photo shoot with some German Shepherds


Went out with my girlfriends brother to shoot pictures of his dogs for him. He thinks the girl is pregnant and wanted to get some shots of him and her before she was showing to much. German Shepherds are such a beautiful breed and they fit in very well out in the woods. So we took them out to the much storied Hummel Park. This is fairly close to my place and I know it like the back of my hand due to how many times I’ve hiked through it.


I like how crisp this one turned out.

Startled Puppy

While we were out shooting I had Jess holding a large gold reflector dish and was shinning it towards the dogs as they were coming up the trail. The younger one got spooked when she saw it she then turned tail and fled. We all had a good laugh at it and eventually the dog got over her fright and we were able to get a few shots of her running up the trail.


The shoot went well but the dogs did manage to make it into the brambles and cockaburs which led to a lot more editing time than I had hoped for.


One Happy Pup.

R2AK looks like fun.

I’ve always wanted to learn how to sail.

Wildwood Art Barn Show

I have a bunch of my art on display at a little place in Nebraska City called the Wildwood Art Barn. If you’re in the area I encourage you to check it out.



Bench Sessions Number One.


I helped a friend out with this new podcast series with singer/songwriter types. The first episode will include most of the members of local band Bazile Mills, and Jared Burton who happened to be in town from California. Jared is traveling the country via train and managing to cram in as many gigs as he can along the way.

Bench Sessions will be an interesting project to follow.

Read Hear Nebraska’s Article Here.

Follow the Series on Facebook Here.

Follow Jared Burton on Facebook Here.

Follow Bazile Mills on Facebook Here.

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Out shooting

Trying to get that quintessential shot of my home town of Omaha, Nebraska. This was another failed attempt, but the background images I took from my phone are interesting to look at.