Welcome!

I’m Nick. I’m a writer, reader, hiker, teacher, musician, husband, and father.

I write about backpacking and the outdoors, our interactions with culture, and whatever else seems interesting to me at the moment.

I’ve hiked the John Muir Trail (08), the Pacific Crest Trail (16), the Lowest to Highest Route (17), the High Sierra Trail (18), and the Yosemite High Route (20), among many others.

I send out a newsletter every other Saturday called Intrinsic. It’s about nature, beauty, and wisdom.

Please check out some of my recent posts below, or poke around a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of adventures to be had.

Recent posts

  • What’s a Meme?
    The Giant Cultural Parasite, Part 7 What’s a Meme? We’re now going to make a jump out of the physical world and into the … Read more
  • Co-evolution
    The Giant Cultural Parasite, Part 6 This article is part 6 of a series about memetics, or natural selection applied to the world of … Read more
  • Replicator Goals
    The Giant Cultural Parasite, Part 5 This is part 5 of a series about how cultural systems have their own goals that are not … Read more