Autumn brings shorter days, especially when daylight savings ends.
The past couple of weeks have been eventful:
A Halloween night camping trip in the woods next to a cemetery, complete with a dead owl and creeping cat.
A 20 hour road trip and two days in Ohio with a great group of rowdy kids to help bring in a new area of leadership, again, but in a new skin.
A cranky dear veteran instructor friend is distanced in the middle of settling dust from spinning and competing narratives.
A choke sleeper hold from a leader who fears and hears more than listens and leads.
A lovely walk in golden woods with ambling dogs and loving wife and handfuls of lucky buckeyes.
A realization of a need to be a more effective teacher, especially for advanced students.
And an ever present realization that keeping a journal up to date just isn't my thing.