Arcanum Anniversary

Arcanum Anniversary

When I applied to be an apprentice in The Arcanum way, way, way back in January of 2014…I never really thought I’d be chosen by a master. I was nobody, from nowhere after all. How would I ever stand out among the literally thousands of applicants and be picked by a master? What a difference a year makes!! Today I celebrate my 1 year Arcanum anniversary! On July 16, 2014 I received the email that would completely turn my world upside down. I had been chosen by one A.D. Wheeler to be in his brand new cohort in The Arcanum. In fact, I was his very first apprentice.

New Years Day Miracle

New Years Day Miracle

 

On December 30th a very rare thing happened, it snowed in Joshua Tree National Park! When I was a kid, our church pastor had a thing about Joshua Tree.  I never understood it. I had never been. I didn’t even know exactly where it was. I stumbled upon Joshua tree in May of 2012 during a day trip to Salton Sea. It was pitch black that night so I took the opportunity to take some really bad star photos.

Losing My Shoes

Losing My Shoes

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, I got in my car and took a little day trip to Niland and the Salton Sea. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny and mid 70s in the desert. I had the sunroof open and was having a grand ole time. Little did I know that I would be driving home that night in my bare feet and smelling like poo.

Visiting Sunny Jim

Visiting Sunny Jim

 

I took a drive down the coast to La Jolla one fine October day. You see, I had heard of this place where you could go down a tunnel into a deep dark cave where cool things would be revealed. I arrived at the Cave Store with my $5 in hand ready for an adventure!  The sign at the entrance was foreboding “145 Steps. Please do not attempt the trip if physically unable.”  I hoped I had the skills necessary.