Jim spent time at John Carroll, Ohio State, and Mercyhurst University so that he could meet some great people and walk away with some degrees in journalism, research, and analysis. This combination of education and experience in a number of fields is what has inspired Jim to look further at the age old question, “what are you going to do with your life?” Courtroom judges, park rangers, community activists, journalists, construction workers, corporate executives, artists, soldiers, spies, politicians, revolutionaries, musicians, professors, and conservationists have all said their piece. Earth has many options, many life paths, and Jim plans to experience as many of them as possible in the next few years.
Wild Harmony was written in 2011, published in 2012 and taken on a ten thousand mile tour around the United States. The book is an account of Jim’s experience in Yellowstone National Park as a volunteer park ranger in the summer of 2010 and is available on Amazon. Steamboat Springs’ Off the Beaten Path bookstore has a few copies along with Kona Stories bookstore on the Big Island of Hawaii. The tour also dropped some copies in Austin, New Orleans, and Cleveland.
The next project is the “untitled american dream” documentary to be shot in 2014 covering aspects of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, volunteer organizations throughout the Americas, and a bicycle ride by two Hawaiians from the southernmost part of Argentina to the northernmost part of Canada. Details are under development and will be posted on http://PaperCampfire.com
Sometimes people need a kick. Amazon Author Page
When you wake in the morning, the first thing that needs to get accomplished is the simple act of getting out of bed and it is not always easy. During the hours of the day people like to limit hardships and go for the ninety percent guaranteed of success plan with assurance that even if it does not work out, will not be that bad. There is no shame in doing that, but every once in a while you have to go after that ten percent. That ten percent has greater odds to fail, but in the event it works out brings with it so much more.
The story is about hearing of opportunity and going after it, about seeking adventure and finding it, and about the phenomenal capacity of the human spirit.
“I like to think that I know what I am doing. If down the line I figure that I did not, then I will know better what I am doing. So for the next year or so, I’ll be contemplating that idea.
In the time I have that is free I will spend it with good people in conversation and song. Books and films as well when I can.”
“just thinking of a series of dreams.” – bob dylan