The Stories Of My Life

My Short List of Story Names (title, motivation), these are tales that I've lived through and have come out after a beer to friends, family and other hikers. Hope to turn these all into "Tells" some day. They are on this page in the order that they have been told at a Moth style event, and to keep track, there are so many fun things, no need to tell one more than once.

  1. I Just Wanda Get off!: Jumping a coal train, [man's best laid plans might not work] (performed Fort Collins June 2017)
  2. Who is following who, who is the smart one in the forest (snow storm & raccoon follower) - [follow your own path, not those of others] - (performed January 2017 at NH Guild)
  3. Daddy Can I help: The canoe trip and the headache - [Because we want to make life a good experience 4 our kids] - (performed 11/2016 NH Guild, Fugitive Productions July 2017 Arlington)
  4. Bee Careful - (Catching a Swarm of Bees) start with Wife away and says "be safe" ... don't do anything stupid.. (performed at Fugitive Productions 4-23-17)
  5. The Strange Warning - (cave bats) [Read the signs, or ignore the signs and you are in deep shit.] (performed Fugitive Productions 5/21/2017)
  6. Don't Get All Wet : The Ice Float - "I won't get ALL wet" Friends together in trouble, stay friends forever, (Told: Doyle's march 2017)
  7. Its like a Canoe (Told at Heather&Reeds wedding, father of the bride story) - [we have to work together]
  8. WATs - Cave and a Date, (Learning to see with the Eyes of your Heart)  [TELL 10/1/2017 Fugitive Productions Acton, Ma]
  9. How to scare REX, night watchman wonders.
  10. Artful Beware, ? Letter to company ? Laugh at yourself
  11. Giant falls sun rise, tied to the tree that saved our lives - 
  12. The Rocky Ridge Trail to the edge of the cliff - don't be so self centered
  13. I won't go to the emergency room, (thumb in the door) Don't wander in to deep 
  14. The holes we step in (snowshoe hike over river) - [stop and listen to those around us (even if they are deer in the woods)]
  15. A Black Shadow and A shared sunset (bear story) - Love and beauty and wonder is all around you, even bears see it
  16. How not to run in snow shoes (getting stuck)
  17. The Big Growl (bear bag on the peninsula) - forgetfulness
  18. The Hikers I've lost (wandering in a blizzard, climbing the tree, crossing the stream) - 
  19. Allagash Falls - ignoring the signs , [and Guardian Angles]
  20. The Snow Field (a snow field) - [ don't take things for granted or at face value]
  21. Halloween Mischief night at Dogwood drive, hose, roof, lights and doorbell
  22. Tree Fort over Dad's Driveway, oops, broken windshield
  23. Panic in the Quetico (thinking I was lost - never)
  24. Walls of Black Goo (ant island ocean crossing at night)
  25. Wilderness canoe introduction to my little kids and "the black sock" eppisode, ?Best intentions? Algonquin with Tommy and Heather.
  26. Cave Spiders Drip dripping life
  27. Fire tower 100 mile wilderness scary stories, alone, flickering candle, reading horror, red sunset, 
  28. Camp Dudley and Stacy Brook - Nieves 11 year old, instead of afraid of "miners that grab kids" I brought a rock hammer, .. when the minor jumped out of the trees, I just sat there.
  29. CAVE: Bowden cave travel through, key hole, thin mans missery, nut breaker, rotted roap, rain room, rats silo ?Promise?
  30. Hiking appalatian trail with sam
  31. Canoe trip xtra man: 12 years old and dropped off, at midnight, motor boat, sail boat, lean-too a little dudley boy
  32. Golf cart that got away
  33. April Fools : Time to get up and get to school, or is it?
  34. April Fools : Art Full-bewary, and the INDIGO code
  35. April Fools : anti-mischief night on Dogwood Dr.
  36. Driving an Egg truck
  37. April Fools backfire : the IRS letter to Neil, and the waterfall run.
  38. Dudley Little Boy and the Train Ride (fear, anticipation, young troubled Tom, Dad's Good Intentions, then the Skunks, fish in the glass, doors fall etc. Still a little boy inside)
  39. Tommy's Brain tumor, Big Tom yelling, falling, protecting, not understanding, and the close to death times.
  40. Mosquitoes algonquin. The crazy screen. The dinner barge 
  41. Alagash canoe dump with colleen. Hanging on an island. Lost canoe,food. Hat.
  42. Broken eggs. Twills eggs driver
  43. Cave and the stolen / stripped car, 
  44. Clapping hike. Stayed out to late, very dark,
  45. April Fool's Kayak Paddle

Kids stories, not true tales

  • How to catch a pink elephant
  • The Gray world (space man on planet)

Stories Private (you can't handle these)

  • Allagash Falls
  • Rope between Heaven and Earth
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Mirror across to my soul