Matthew Sluiter
aka Fluffy

Kolarian

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"Give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal." — John Muir…

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What the fudge am I doing?! There were little moments of panic that would randomly occur during what was a normal work day. My heart would drop in my chest when someone, something, or some event would trigger a sudden bout of introspection and consideration of what I was about…

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For some hikers, a pair of white cotton socks matched with a pair of Champion running shoes is the perfect combination for hiking 30 mile days in the desert. Someone else might prefer black dress socks and minimalist shoes from Merrel or New Balance. Still others like Darn Tough socks…

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"What's your name again? Fuzzy expletive? Furry another-expletive? Floppy yet-another-expletive?" asks A-Game. "Ugh! It's Fluffy!" I respond, disgusted at having to constantly correct A-Game and Valley Girl. They're both pretending to forget my name — on purpose — just to aggravate me. I know it. And that's how…

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Valley. Girl. A girl from The Valley, am-I-right? That's like totally gotta be it. Like, fer sure. Um... like, not even. Valley Girl is an up-talking, not-from-the-valley-or-even-from-California guy. A man's man—who wears a hiking skirt. He is a newly christened Triple Crowner, having thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Continental…