Thursday, September 27

Miss Atomic Bomb

You know when you come across a song that isn't your kind of song at all, but suddenly it's stuck in your head and you find yourself playing it over and over? Not because it's annoyingly catchy but because there is something in that song that speaks to you. Miss Atomic Bomb by The Killers is one of those songs.

I got curious about their new album Battle Born and listened to it on Spotify. This is the song I starred. I like a bunch of the others too, like the lead single Runaways. But it's Miss Atomic Bomb I keep wanting to listen to just one more time... even though I don't really like mid-tempo songs.

Sunday, September 16

Wilgot

I took this phone camera photo of baby Wilgot and dad Rob and edited it using Instagram. I've heard it said that the best camera is the one you always have in your pocket. And while phone cameras can't do everything they're pretty darn good these days.

Wilgot is one cute baby.

Tuesday, September 4

The Dollyrots - Hyperactive

Check out Hyperactive, the brand new video from the Dollyrots! The album is out September 18.

Sunday, September 2

Back in the saddle

It's been more than twenty years since I first started taking lessons at the local riding school. Over the years I've been to riding camp, been a groom at the riding school, jumped, ridden bareback, fallen of and gotten back up, ridden across mountains and gone swimming with horses. And in almost every photo I can find from these twenty years as a rider I'm smiling.

There have been long periods of time when I couldn't fit horses into my life, but I always find my way back to the stables. I've ridden English style and Icelandic horses but it's western that really appeals to me. I learned the basics almost a decade ago and this summer I found a trainer and a western riding school that I really like so I have become an active rider once again.
It's a challenge to learn a new style of riding and face my own insecurities but I don't regret a single minute spent in the saddle.

"[Horse and rider] look like one mind and one body. If you got a taste of what I'm talking about you couldn't get enough. You may spend your whole life chasing that. But it's a good thing to chase."
Buck Brannaman

 Memories.

Riding Cody.

Mia and me in the woods today.