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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…

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.