A New Chapter

For a sense of scale, I'm at bottom left.

It took two tries, one car accident, seemingly countless hours, and a paycheck worth of gear, to sit here now, beaten, cramped, exhausted, and successful.

Four years ago I felt like I had reached a turning point in my life. At that time the ideas behind Team Crowbar were just taking form. Until then I had felt as though I could see the future; the path of my life stretched out before me in time and along it I could see the various milestones that define a life. At the time I took some comfort in those feelings. I had been favored by fortune.

Then with little warning the circumstances of my life changed and my vision of the future was swept away as abruptly as a mote of dust. The security that came from my fantasy was gone, replaced by a kind of fear. At first I attributed the fear to my reversal of fortune, but in time I came to realize the opposite was true.

I feared what I had seen before, and how close it might have come to being reality. It hadn?t been a bad life I saw, quite the contrary. But now in the tomorrow?s fog I saw not hopelessness, but opportunity, a chance for greatness, discovery, and fortune. Before these were dreams, now I would shape destiny. Team Crowbar, and a new me was born then.

Once again I find myself at a turning point. Recently I quit a stable job, and decided to make an attempt at changing my profession utterly. I look ahead now and can barely see the path. I hope it stays that way.

This isn't a goodbye.


See the world, they
told me...

bayou goula towhead

the sea test

the circumnavigator pt5
the circumnavigator pt4
the circumnavigator pt3
the circumnavigator pt2
the circumnavigator pt1
falling dream
the darkness
one hell of a mile 3&4
he will return
the believers
the horror pt2
the horror pt1
death valley

paradise of outlaws
the mountain climbers 1&2
brought to surface
one hell of a mile 3
the lost world
inner gorge
a ghost story
the riddle
slaying the minotaur
heart of darkness
public lands
organ music
two sought adventure
the virgin river
the road north

steal the world
the end of the world
el dorado
the valley of the kings 2
the valley of the kings 1
one hell of a mile 2
one hell of a mile 1
the mountain climbers rr4
heroes rr3
rainy roadtrip 2
rainy roadtrip 1
the transgression
sinister 2
sinister 1
new chapter

like sedona?
torn in two
bridge to nowhere
the door
hitting the wall
elusive 2
elusive 1
pick up lines

revisited 2
revisited 1
which way?
lost mines
in their footsteps
a dance with death

casting the bones
mountain thief
the deer hunter
strange temple
burial pt. 3
burial pt. 2
burial pt. 1
the apparition
return to hell
the lower depths
underground lake
stretch sewer
the hidden lab
shadow movements
meager rations
sw8: the conclusion
sw7: lost gold mines
sw6: the big tubes
sw5: gold!
sw4: el calderon
sw3: redondo
sw2: ghosts
sw1: westward bound
formaldehyde dreams
the underdark
in the beginning