Trouble with the “Red Thread”


lake of the woods pike 3I am an avid outdoors-man. I write songs and play a mean keyboard. Cliff diving is a great rush as well as skiing the mountains. I have enough woodworking equipment to start my own business. Photography, yes lets talk about the hard to get shots in the rain or -20 winter temps in the middle of high winds (see picture above). I could go on and on until someone asks what my real passion is. Seems like every thing I do is just for the fun of it. If I were an animal I think the Otter comes to mind.

At my age I should have found the perfect job for my passion area by now but instead I have found the problem to passion. In reality my passion is adventure. Writing, public speaking, hunting, fishing, and taking a recent mission trip to Guatemala have a common thread woven into them. It’s the red thread of adventure. I looked up “Jack of all trades, master of none” the other day. It sort of means I will never be really great at anything (my rendition of Wikipedia). I’m still not sure what I will do when I grow up. Whatever I do it will have the red thread of adventure woven all over the place into the fabric of my life.

I do have a couple of feathers in my cap when most of my life is set in front of the mirror. I have a great marriage to a wonderful lady closing in on 36 years, three fantastic kids and five grandchildren who oddly enough have some otter in them as well. Meanwhile, I am gathering little fishing rods, .22 shells, more camera equipment and planning on legacy building with my red thread. We will have more talks of parents, God, friends, sports, and the evils of cliff diving while we adventure together. Can’t wait for each of those times.magazine 008

What adventures await you this summer? What is your red thread?



Published by Gary Fultz

Outdoors Man, Hunter, Fisherman, Guide, Writer / Author, Photographer, Public Speaker, Musician, Song Writer, Story Teller, Follower Of Jesus. Love God and family and total strangers

4 thoughts on “Trouble with the “Red Thread”

  1. Four of your little otter grandkids are pretty stoked to come adventure with you this summer. Seems like you’ve mastered something, to pull that off.


  2. I dabble in the recreation of the mountains– a little biking, hiking, taking the kayak out, maybe summiting another 14er, if the time allows. But I spend a lot of time watching my daughter play softball. As my son graduates from college and my daughter enters her senior year in high school, I realize my thread and most wonderful adventure has been being a mom to two great kids. I am privileged and honored to have had this role.


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