Next, next

“End and goal; Not every end is a goal.  The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.”

-Nietzsche, Wanderer… #204


A short time ago we were all set for a new adventure.  I’d been a fan of Seek Outside since I reviewed their first pack back in 2013, and thought I was the person to help take their packs into the future.  In the past month it became apparent that this was not the case, and this Monday we decided to part ways.

What’s next for us?  I’m not quite sure.

There have been many highlights, with the biggest by far being the interactions with readers (either here, BPL, Rokslide, or elsewhere) who were also customers.  At first it took me aback (sorry Joel), but quickly became a consistent if stochastic surprise (much appreciated Will).  Those who only know me online might be surprised to learn just what an introvert I am, and while in my previous career I spent many hours with strangers on the phone and in person, doing the same thing with people who already knew me after a fashion, and doing so about one of my greatest passions, was a privilege.  And more rewarding than I would have imagined.  A great thanks to all, and I hope to see you somewhere down the road.

19 responses to “Next, next”

  1. Wow, really surprised to hear this. Of course wish you the best in whatever you decide.

  2. Not sure if that picture is a sunrise or sunset, but there will be another even more beautiful tomorrow. Peace & Love to you and your family.

  3. Sorry to hear that Dave. :(

  4. Sorry to hear things didn’t work out. All the best in the next steps.

  5. I’ve been there before — moving to a new and exciting place to pursue a dream job that didn’t quite work out (Missoula. Ha.) Hoping for the best.

    1. Thanks Jill; a good reminder that things will be well in short order.

  6. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out. Best of luck on what comes next.

    I don’t know, I hear Montana isn’t too bad a gig :)

    1. The thought occurs. 😁

  7. Man, that’s unfortunate. Sorry to hear it.

    On the other hand, you’re free in the midst of the richest crop of good fights needing your writing skills any of us may ever see. I look forward to hearing about the next step.

  8. Best wishes for the future!

  9. Well wishes, Dave!

  10. Whoa, unexpected. It seems(?) it was amicable, for which I’m glad. My thoughts are with you and your family as you move forward.

  11. I hope you soon find a new way forward Dave and good luck for the future.

  12. Sorry to hear this, Dave, but no doubt you’ll land your feet(s)! Best wishes and maybe I’ll catch you in CO next month.

    1. Send me an email, we’ll still be around.

  13. Well, shucks. I’m sure there are layers of details behind such a decision but based on your past writings and MYOG work I thought for sure this would be a great fit for you. Hunting permit deadline back up here in Montana is a little more than two weeks away. Just sayin’.

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