Field Notes

rants. raves. ruminations.
photos. philosophies. films.
poems. plagiarisms. parodies.
stories. soliloquies. solitude.
words. witticisms. wonderment.

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March
2023

March 25, 2023

Life Advice From A Professional Hitman

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One of my favorite movies of all time is Collateral. It stars Jaime Foxx and Tom Cruise. Foxx is Max, a mild-mannered cab driver in Los Angeles. Tom Cruise is Vincent, a professional hitman at the top of his game.

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February
2023

February 26, 2023

Time Passes By

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You’ve beat the odds and are alive on this spinning rock hurdling through space; congrats! You’ve made it, but now what? Time passes regardless of what we do with it. Whether we are wildly dedicated to making the most of

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February
2023

February 22, 2023

Jumping Cliffs > Looking Down

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This morning I re-read a few Journal entries Cole wrote back in 2020. (Read them here, and here.) This was the second or third time I read them. They’re good. Cole is a thoughtful man, two parts poet, two parts

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February
2023

February 21, 2023

The continual accumulation of minor improvements

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In 2014 we flew to Portland, Oregon, rented a car, and headed south to Eugene. We met with Cameron Hanes to film a promotional piece for Plano there. Like many before us, and so many since, we followed Cam running

22

November
2022

November 22, 2022

It’s Mexico in the deer

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researched The Mountain Project on YouTube’s search engine. One of the highest volume searches is “Mountain Project Coues Deer.” Over the last several years, our trips to hunt Coues deer in Sonora have become part of what we’re known for.

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November
2022

November 2, 2022

October Coues Deer… in Sonora?

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exico is usually a January trip for us, but Mesquite Mountain Outfitters had some early-season tags and invited us down this year. I had never taken a velvet buck, so the opportunity was exciting. Josh and Joe came with me,

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October
2022

October 19, 2022

In Constant Motion

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m sitting at a desk in my home office. My fingers tap a keyboard as I write this. My home is in a sprawling city of some six million people. When I step outside, I hear the constant noise of

02

October
2022

October 2, 2022

Right Now Is All There Is

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‘m sitting above a deep canyon with my eyes buried in glass. I’m panning left and right, while Josh and Ricky are panning right and left. We’re looking for fuzzy antlered mule deer. Josh has a tag and his bow.

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February
2022

February 22, 2022

My Box Of Deer Heads

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Why keeping my Coues deer heads in a box is better than putting them on the wall.