Summer, Rain, and Nightcrawlers

Suggested Listening ( To experience this article the way it was written, go to youtube, look up the song titled "Firefly" by David Greathouse and listen to it while reading. Go ahead, just do it. )   When I founded Dirty Worm it certainly had its share of big visions and world changing dreams attached to it, but there was also another much more personal, and nostalgic reason behind it. A deep seeded and heartwarming part of my roots I…

Are We Really Getting Somewhere?

Photo: My view in the summer looking over the Dirty Worm shack, which has gone through some updates since.    We, we, we, we. I've had people ask me why I say we when I have no employees, and no visible business partners. Just because I don't have anyone on my payroll (yet) doesn't mean I don't have people who make what I'm trying to accomplish possible. Plus it's absolutely impossible, and not to mention, boring as heck without many people…

#FishWithPride

#FishWithPride An American bait company designed to protect the quality of our land and water for the future of fishing.  Environemental impact is not a side thought or a way to get a tax break. It's why Dirty Worm exists. This isn't about tree hugging, it's about tradition. We're passing this country down to the next generation. What we do with it now is a reflection of how we feel about our children or the children of our peers. Tradition can't…

Entrepreneurship > Business Ownership

I believe, for some people, entrepreneurship is how we are truly supposed to live. I despise rules. I hate answering to anyone. It's something I was born with and was reinforced strongly by my mother and father, although they may not want to lay claim to it, my parents instilled my rebellious spirit in my childhood. My mom and dad fought the status quo my entire childhood and still do. You won't catch them following the ways of the world, buried in iPads,…

Why I post on social media

The younger generation no longer seeks guidance from the nightly news. The power of the mainstream media is shrinking. Millennials are being primarily influenced by what they read and watch on social media. The power to influence young people has never been greater. This is my prime motivation for posting on a weekly basis. If one young girl or boy who watches my videos or reads my posts is affected positively I've done a good job. If one young man…

I will never be silent

You may have realized my recent outspokenness on things like politics and more importantly my faith. Well I regret to tell you that on this blog, originally, I aimed to keep religion out of it, to keep it a secret, and for that, I am completely ashamed. "You mean you were gonna push God out of the affairs of men? Just like most of the rest of the world?" Yes, regretfully so. I am ashamed because it is a cowardly…

If I were president.

If I were president of the United States you would be free. I'd like to start by saying I love all of you, my brothers and sisters, and want the best for the people of this great nation. In saying that, I stand for one thing when it comes to politics. Freedom. I stand for one thing when it comes to politics. Freedom. Freedom to live the life I want is on top of my priority list. It is the…

What is your purpose?

  I've been battling internally with that question for some time now. "What in the heck am I here to do? Where do I go from here?" "Is what I "do", and how I make money the same thing? Should it be, and can it be?" "Should I live for my days "off"? Is there more to life than just "the weekend"?" "If so, how on earth am I going to find out what my purpose is? Is it the…

You Gotta Have A Goal. Negative Ned, Read This.

Lately things have just been working out. My relationships are great, I've got money in the bank, I'm healthy, and I'm hopeful; but it hasn't always been this way. In fact, life can change for me so dang fast. In only a months time I could be struggling to pay my electricity bill, stressing over doing wash (yes, I know, talk about petty), arguing with my fiancé, and feeling like a sack of rocks, looking at life like a mule…

Don’t Make Life So Hard.

One of the most life-changing books I've ever read is "The Four Hour Workweek." By Timothy Ferriss. He included this story in his book and I just had to share it with you. If you're more interested in YOUR version of success and not the dinosaur ideals most people consider "success", this book and the following story is for you. The Fisherman & The Businessman An American businessman took a vacation to a small coastal Mexican village on doctor’s orders.…

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