About

This site is a col­lec­tion of emails & essays most­ly writ­ten to & for friends.  Almost all of the writ­ing is by Nik, with a few addi­tions by Steve.

Appli­ca­tion is about stuff  we’re actu­al­ly doing or get­ting done and is usu­al­ly a co-cat­e­go­ry with Let­ters.

The Book sec­tion is a cou­ple of pieces that’ll even­tu­al­ly be woven into a book. Lots more to write, and some of it cuts off in mid-thought; this is just raw writ­ing.

Build­ing Blocks, Great Quotes and Home & Green are all bits and pieces of what I’m think­ing at any one time. I real­ly dig the Greeks, esp. the Sto­ics. Turned on to them through JB Stock­dale and Thoughts of a Philo­soph­i­cal Fight­er Pilot and by WG.

Ideas con­tains stuff that comes in bursts, usu­al­ly very ear­ly in the morn­ing and usu­al­ly cen­tered around teach­ing and a unique skill set.

Let­ters is the meat of this so far and con­sists main­ly of let­ters between my friends & I. Read­ing through them gives a good idea of how I think, feel, and gen­er­al­ly view life.

Mechaniking cov­ers the occa­sion­al work I do on my 2002 VW Golf TDI.

Paleo Treats stuff: If you dig PT go check out www.paleotreats.com

Teach­ing is self explana­to­ry. Occa­sion­al­ly I get the chance to teach hard char­gin’ young dudes and I am blessed and hon­ored to be in that posi­tion.

The Where I Stand page was writ­ten in a flur­ry one night after good con­vos with CR and Soon-Ah.  Nei­ther of them buy all of my bull­shit (or even most of it) but it helps me gain clar­i­ty to write it down.

Steve’s Search is my friend Steve’s out­look on the tran­si­tion from liv­ing on the gov’t teat to a lot more free­dom and uncer­tain­ty.

Run Climbs & Times  I like to run.  I like to com­pete.  Do you?

Enjoy it all, and write if you’d like: my name @ gmail.com

What is your pro­fes­sion? Being a good man.”  -Mar­cus Aure­lius