I decided I would use a blog to post my daily struggles, experiences, discoveries, and triumphs. I really wanted to start keeping some sort of journal of my daily discoveries, this is mostly what I believe will be posted on this blog. Here is why.

I am a thirty-nine year old man at the point of this writing, I am newly single, and have discovered that I lost ‘me’ along the way somewhere. I’m going to find him again.

I spent the last seventeen years of my life slowly transforming into a person that I am not. A person who sits home and does nothing. Who lives his life for another, whether it was ever appreciated or not. Now it’s time to find that lost boy again, and I am finding him slowly and don’t want to miss recording a moment of pulling him from the past. The littlest things that I have experienced in the recent past have fascinated me beyond belief. Things that most will never know or discover. You can see; but not touch, taste, feel, or smell the real world while locked in the mesmerizing wash of the frantically flashing strobes of your television screen. I want all of it, the little things, the big things, all of it. So that is what I am after. That is what I wish to record here, and if you care to, you may read along. That part is up to you.

Do you know…

  • …what a Beaver does in response to being surprised by you creeping up on him in a kayak?
  • …how your legs feel when hundreds of minnows nibble on your leg hair?
  • …what it feels like to be kayaking in a flooded creek that has just risen five feet and is well beyond flood stage?
  • …how your heart pounds when in that same creek a tree falls four seconds after you have passed beneath it, that terrifying crack, the sound of it crashing in the creek and now following you in that torrent?
  • …the privilege of watching a mother Beaver swimming with, and teaching her babies?
  • …what it feels like to be swimming in a river, in a current you cannot fight, several hundred feet from shore, being drawn toward a hydro electric plant and it’s intakes?
  • …the sound a small fawn makes when dancing just twenty feet inside a tree line, as it darts back and forth playing with you?

I do, and so much more. I am sure I have forgotten a lot of the things I have learned, felt, smelled, and been witness to.

I don’t want to forget any more of them.

So this is where we begin.

  1. cool blog! I’ve been getting into Kayaking around the york area and found your blog looking for places to paddle.

  2. if you are ever looking for someone to explore area waterways, drop me an email.. edited@gmail.com. This weekend I am planning on exploring 20 miles of the Yellow Breeches. I tried to get to the rocks at Conewago Falls, but the current wouldn’t allow it. I want to do a lot more exploration of the River. I am on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edited

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