This. This is a good beer. All praise the good beer.

This. This is a good beer. All praise the good beer.

Friday Sep 9 @ 06:04pm with 13 notes

smashleynabbey:

Rock climbed for the first time yesterday with Michael. My fingers and booty are gonna be sore all week, but I’m ready to climb again. Michael, of course, was real good at it, and I felt like a champion each time I reached the top with my sweaty fingers — kicking my fear of heights in the butt.

LIES. She was amazing at it, and I was just keepin up.  I enjoyed the view while belaying for her… ;) am I allowed to say that on tumblr? A great date.

Friday Sep 9 @ 05:54pm with 11 notes
How else can one write but of those things which one doesn’t know, or knows badly? It is precisely there that we imagine having something to say. We write only at the frontiers of our knowledge, at the border which separates our knowledge from our ignorance and transforms the one into the other. Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition (via extratruefacts) Friday Sep 9 @ 05:40pm with 534 notes
One of the things I learned about writing a memoir is you can’t drag the reader through everything. Every human life is worth 20 memoirs. ― Andre Dubus III Friday Sep 9 @ 03:18pm with 9 notes
If you don’t put 99 percent of yourself into the writing, there will be no publishing career. There’s the writer and there’s the author. The author—you don’t ever think about the author. Just think about the writer. So my advice would be, find a way to not care—easier said than done. Accept that the world may never notice this thing you worked so hard at. And instead, do it for it, find a job, find a way of living that gives you an hour or two or three a day to do it, and then work your ass off sending out, trying to get out there, but do not put the pressure on the work to do something for you. Because then you’re going to be writing dishonestly and for the market instead of for the characters and your story. ― Andre Dubus III Friday Sep 9 @ 03:18pm with 1 note
One of the things I tell the writers with whom I work is, man, when you finish a draft of a poem, or short story or novel, you make sure you go out and celebrate all night long because whether the world ever notices or not, whether you get it published or not, you did something most people never do: You started, stuck with, and finished a creative work. And that is a triumph. That is something to celebrate. All the stuff that I’m talking about is really from the point of view of trying to create art—and I don’t mean to sound highfalutin when I bring the word “art” in. All I mean is, a work that seeks to illuminate truth in whatever way possible. ― Andre Dubus III Friday Sep 9 @ 03:14pm with 7 notes
And I felt more like me than I ever had, as if the years I’d lived so far had formed layers of skin and muscle over myself that others saw as me when the real one had been underneath all along, and I knew writing- even writing badly- had peeled away those layers, and I knew then that if I wanted to stay awake and alive, if I wanted to stay me, I would have to keep writing.

 ― Andre Dubus III, Townie: A Memoir

Friday Sep 9 @ 03:12pm with 7 notes

This weekend Ash and I had a chance to get away for the day and spend some time driving around Northern Arizona and exploring around the woods a bit. When we both got back from our road trips about two weeks ago and we’re pretty busy, Ash with her awesome new job and my schedule full of work and lots of rehearsals, so getting away and out of reception was bliss. It’s always perfect repeating our favorite kind of date - long drive, lots of music, great conversation, exploring a new wilderness, lunch at a cafe, and a nice drive home with tired legs. It was a great weekend. Always an adventure with this gal.

Sunday Aug 8 @ 11:01pm with 13 notes

Exploring around with her.

Sunday Aug 8 @ 10:46pm with 346 notes

smashleynabbey:

Brothers Comatose are a great time. || Last Exit Live

I had such a blast playing with my pals Grace and Perry last night. We opened up for Brothers Comatose and they really kill it. Ash took some awesome photos of them gettin down.

Friday Aug 8 @ 12:27am with 4 notes
Scone had me like 👱

Scone had me like 👱

Friday Aug 8 @ 10:39am with 6 notes
intracoastal-wanderings:

"The banjo tells its complicated interracial tale"
Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops 

intracoastal-wanderings:

"The banjo tells its complicated interracial tale"

Dom Flemons of the 
Carolina Chocolate Drops 

Thursday Aug 8 @ 09:12am with 168 notes

McGill, Nevada.

Thursday Aug 8 @ 08:41am with 20 notes
I ran into my friend Richard the other day and we had a real solid chat.  He also has an incredibly solid beard.  Richard takes great photographs, does some incredible design work, and is an all around great dude.  Check him out.

Instagram: iamricharddouglas

http://www.richarddouglascreative.com/

I ran into my friend Richard the other day and we had a real solid chat. He also has an incredibly solid beard. Richard takes great photographs, does some incredible design work, and is an all around great dude. Check him out.

Instagram: iamricharddouglas

http://www.richarddouglascreative.com/

Thursday Aug 8 @ 08:39am with 5 notes
Heaven is my backyard after the rain.

Heaven is my backyard after the rain.

Thursday Aug 8 @ 08:34am with 7 notes