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The Things We Carry

  • October 19, 2018
  • Ben Seims


My youngest son is 18. Just that sentence makes me pause, and chuckle. It’s hard not to just stare at him sometimes - because it’s so unbelievable. Without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened to this world (as far as I am concerned) is my boys. I know that’s an arrogant comment, but it’s what a simple...

  • September 11, 2018
  • Ben Seims

Place Holder

Another one. September 11th, 2018. It’s been 17 years. Who would have ever thought? I guess that’s how every generation has felt when they’ve faced great tragedy. What is born from ash resonates through history. It’s too bad it takes an epic loss of life to bring us to our senses. To inspire us to take action on the things...

  • August 27, 2018
  • Ben Seims


We’re surrounded by smoke. It’s so thick that I feel as if I could scoop it out of the sky and stuff it in my go bag. I get lost in it. So lost, that my memories start to blend. I’m not sure if this is what it feels like for of the rest of you, but for me it’s...

  • August 15, 2018
  • Ben Seims

The Great Outdoors

I guess most days, I’m just trying to get this thing called life figured out. I keep hoping one day I will I have the Rubrics cube solved. I get close, but there always seems to be a few spots that are a little wonky. Don’t take me wrong. I have had a brilliant life. Ups and downs, lefts when...

  • July 02, 2018
  • Ben Seims

Fat and Old is Not a Badge

When did old and fat become a badge of honor? When did hard work, eating healthy and exercising become the uncool thing to do? I get more flak for working out and eating right, then the 300lb dude next to me who says he’s just old and fat – when he’s like forty. “I’m just old and fat.” Like that’s...