We are all hunting the rat whether we know it or not. Some of us understand this when young, some never do. My realization struck me like a brick in the face early in August 2014. I can’t think of the event that caused it, but I knew that my life would never be the same because of this awakening.

We are blessed with time on this earth and there is no guarantee we will be given another breath. Some die in a bed, insides rotting of cancer, others never make it out of their mother’s womb. You’re reading this and I’m writing it, so our time isn’t up. Make it count. Don’t let others decide how you are going to live it, and for the love of God, Allah or science, don’t let the rat race trap you into a life you never intended.

So this is me. These stories are intended to share with you a part of what makes my life worth living. Most will be about hunting. All will involve people I love.

So I invite you to take this walk with me. Through the woods, through the fields, through whatever adventures this great world throws at me. You will learn more about me as I learn more about myself. And I hope in the process to get to know some of you as well. So, let’s free the rat together.

// Fred