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about the site...

Thanks for visiting my website! I hope you enjoy your stay and are able to find your way around without any problems.

I created this site as a project, but it turned into a different few things. First off, it is a blog; simply a place where I can write some of my scattered, random thoughts, and occasionally rant a little bit, about how the man is keeping you (and me) down.

Secondly, it has become a place where I have posted some photography, so feel free to check some of that out as well. And lastly, This site will be used as part of a a few different projects for my masters degree. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments, concerns during your stay: (

about me...

A little about me, let’s see...Well, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, then moved to Los Angeles for college and about halfway through that I moved out to Boston. After falling in love with New England (go Pats/Sox!), I made my way back to SoCal and got two degrees from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, CA (a BA in English-Writing & an MS in College Counseling and Student Development). Then I moved up to Oregon and woked as a Hall Director at the University of Portland in Oregon. From there, I moved down to Mt. Shasta, California. Man, I love this place. Mountains, sun, snow, and family. What more could a man ask for?

Besides all that, I love writing, backpacking, photography, homebrewing, music (recording, composing and listening), playing/watching sports, and exploring new lands.

Welcome To!

Welcome to! I’m Ben Helms and I’ll be your guide through my website…

Road trippin down to Mt. Shasta with the wife…

First of all, take a moment to check out my latest rantings and mumblings on the blog portion of the site. Recent posts usually include the things that take up most of my time: music, sports, education, movies, religion, the current marathon on Discovery Channel, and whatever else I get preoccupied with throughout my journeys around Northern California.

It’s a glamorous lifestyle, in which I take far too many photos of, so make sure you take a few minutes to see a few of my pics as well on my Photography pages. I’m definitely not a professional, but at the same time, it’s a big hobby of mine and I love pretty much all types of photography.

Finally, for more up-to-date info (often minute-by-minute) and a little more detailed perhaps, feel free to visit my Facebook profile and make fun of me there, or just follow me on Twitter to get more of the day-to-day updates.

Other than that, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy taking a look around!

P.S. Feel free to contact me  at if you have any questions, comments, concerns.