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The title Running Through Fire is based on a piece I wrote about my time teaching 10th grade English in South Dakota. That piece is loosely based on the title of a poetry collection by Charles Bukowski and the history of the Sicangu (Burnt Thigh) Lakota people.

We have one story, I believe. One chance to do something memorable – and it’s not easy. Yet, we’re all engaged in this journey of living and breathing whether we want to be or not.

It’s difficult to push past simply existing and choose to harness our energy, take risks and push toward the next hardest thing.

I like what Rainer Maria Rilke says about that which is difficult:

If we only arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears to us as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experience.

Here is the output of a life I hope represents such a trust.

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