The Trinket Twilight Zone…

Getting Drunk With Trinkets

trinket  [tring-kit] : noun 1. a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value. 2. anything of trivial value. There are two types of people in this world, those who … [Read more...]

Three Foot Tall Humans In Ecuador…

Stevie makes a friend

For those of you who don't follow our SPOT GPS tracker (click here to view it), we're no longer at the beach. After 3 weeks of kickin' it stationary, we decided to get back on the road. It was … [Read more...]

On The Flip Side, Part II

Part II of this post will be more exciting from a 'different' perspective:  "On The Flip Side, Part I," is all about how broadening one's perspective yields more out of life. How does one broaden his … [Read more...]

A House Of Cards…


You know those reports we get up in the U.S. when there is an earthquake somewhere else in the world and like, 250,000 people die? I always remember thinking, "MAN, those earthquakes they get in … [Read more...]

Head In The Clouds…


Life in Montanita has been pretty routine. For the last 3 weeks my life has consisted of 1) working on Outdoorplay 2) surfing mediocre waves and 3) trying to keep up with Stevie's happy … [Read more...]

On The Flip Side

World Map with Equator

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world"- Schopenhauer Close one eye.  Take a look around. Now close the other one instead and look around.  Things look … [Read more...]

The Gringos Are Coming, The Gringos Are Coming…

Montanita Future

I'm in a great mood right now, so allow me to share the joy with you. Montanita, Ecuador is dying a slow, ugly death. Like a cancer, this death takes years to grow, fester, and destroy. The cancer … [Read more...]

Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up…

Slim Shady

  May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?   'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady All you other Slim … [Read more...]

Xanadu Sighting Off The Coast Of Southern Ecuador…


If you surf, or if you know someone who surfs, or if you once saw surfing on TV, chances are you've heard of Xanadu.  Xanadu debuted on the surf scene in Southern California on September 19th, 2010. … [Read more...]

Vertigo of the Soul


Being known by others is an external exercise. We exist in alterity; meaning, I am ‘other’ than you, and I am known by what I say and do in relationship to you. On the contrary, knowing oneself is … [Read more...]

Road Warriors – Posted up in Montanita, Ecuador

Road Warriors

Road Warrior - n. Informal. A person who travels frequently. Stevie and I have been living that definition for a long time. The official Sprinter Life statistic, as recorded on the home page of our … [Read more...]

Vomit, Diarrhea, and Sex Hotels


I was pulled out of a deep sleep at 4am when I heard Stevie scream. My first thought was "Oh shit, someone is breaking into the van." I flipped on the light just in time to see Stevie vomit her fish … [Read more...]

Welcome Home, Congratulations, & BON VOYAGE…

Cyndi & Stevie

The day before we left the country our dear friend Cyndi hosted a  Welcome Home, Congratulations, & Bon Voyage Party! Since we were only in LA for a week, this gave us the opportunity to see as … [Read more...]