Volume 5: Teaching Dog To Respond Favorably.

My dog is over a year old now. For whatever reason, OK, I was intimidated by the task, I never taught my dog to come to me when I call for her.After teaching basic commands like sit and shake, I mustered up the courage to overcome my fear of rejection or failure and teach her theContinue reading “Volume 5: Teaching Dog To Respond Favorably.”

205 Days and Counting

No, the title of this post has nothing to do with car racing or lines that are funny if you add “in bed” at the end. Driftwood Detectatory, II has reached a milestone- over 20,000 post views! A huge thanks to you, the reader, for clicking on my posts, commenting on them, and passing themContinue reading “205 Days and Counting”

What Faith Is

It just takes some time, Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be alright, alright. “The Middle” -Jimmy Eat World During a discussion a few days ago this question arose, “What is faith?” The answers varied but most included the themes of trust, belief,Continue reading “What Faith Is”

Ben Wilder vs. Nick Shell: A Facebook Battle of Backhanded Compliments and Popular Recipes

Ok, forget about the recipes. If you know me, you know I don’t cook, and if you know Nick, sorry. This is a Facebook wall-to-wall conversation with Nick Shell of Scenic Route Snapshots. For chronological order, start at the bottom and read upwards. PS. it’s all in good fun, and proof that even though we areContinue reading “Ben Wilder vs. Nick Shell: A Facebook Battle of Backhanded Compliments and Popular Recipes”

Finders Keepers: An Insider View

You might wonder, as I often do, how people are discovering Out of the Wilderness. Well, I’ve listed a few of the most popular search terms that dump people here: chuck norris xs the driftwood guy wise guy technological pro resourceful is my characteristic thrifty’s pizza wood stove For those of you using these to findContinue reading “Finders Keepers: An Insider View”