I’m Nathan White, and this is my personal writing blog.
I started my blog in 2020 because writing is one of my favorite pursuits.
I sincerely hope you enjoy these articles.


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In short, I tell people I am a high school English teacher and football coach with a Jeeping problem.

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Latest Articles

Memorial Day at Saint Anthony’s

Friday — Saint Anthony Sand Dunes The Jeep was loaded and waiting on the trailer Friday morning. The motorhome rolled out by 7:30 AM, headed east toward St. Anthony Sand Dunes. Lynette and I left early because there was a report of wind that afternoon. If you know Eastern Idaho at all, it’s always windy….

August 21, 2021
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This campground, RZR, and pop-up were my home for a week during UTV Takeover (photo by the author). Have you ever had a vacation so fun, and did so much with it, that you needed a vacation from your vacation when you got home? That’s how my last week went. I know I had fun….

June 30, 2021
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Rocket Run

About 10 years ago, Chuck Coble told me a story from his motorcycle days in the 70’s. He and his buddies would go out into the desert at night and one of them would go hide. That person would shoot up a flare or a rocket and everyone else would race to see who could…

May 15, 2021
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Basically, I’m a Drug Dealer

When I became a member of Idaho Off Road, I bet 80% of the members were into rock crawling. There were tons of lifted, locked Jeeps and buggies with V8s and it seemed that everybody enjoyed it. All I wanted to do was get my Jeep ready for rocks. Now, 12 years or so later,…

April 8, 2021
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It’s Camping and Wheeling Season!

Muti-Club Run, March 25–27, 2021 Friday For this year’s joint club run, Lynette and I were taking James, our grandson, on his first camping and wheeling trip. We over-packed the motorhome because we didn’t know how this was going to go with a three-year-old. To quash the suspense, he did awesomely. No problems. He will…

April 5, 2021
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One of my earliest memories is coming out of my bedroom before sunrise. My dad was hard at work at the center island in the kitchen. He had a blazing fire roaring in the stove, and his tongue stuck slightly out of his mouth as he focused on writing something. He was making a list….

March 21, 2021
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It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry If I Want To: No I Won’t! Not This Year!

March 13 is my birthday. Last year, the world ended on my birthday — schools canceled, work suspended, no sports, the beginning of this bullshit “new normal.” If you need a review of how shitty last year was, here is the story I wrote about March 2020. So besides the normal, existential feeling of getting another…

March 16, 2021
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And Just Like That, I Was a Light Rod Guy

I’ve been bad at blogging. My goal after football season was to publish once a week, and I had done well since November. The last month or so, I have completely failed. I do think I have a good reason, or at least an excuse, so I thought I would write about that today. It…

February 28, 2021
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Broken Hubs and Bent Drag Links

January 31, 2021 Gabe, Howard, Harvey, and I met to run some rocks. The wind chill was brutal and Harvey and I joked in the parking lot about how smart we were to leave our doors on for today. We decided to run Gatekeepers and then Meatgrinder and Dirty Little Secret. Once headed up Reynolds…

February 15, 2021
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The Hunt for Little Bucks That Make Good Meals

“I’m sure glad I have a brand new, 10” LED lightbar sitting on my workbench,” I grumbled out loud to myself. I knew it was bright as hell because I had hooked it up once to my Jeep’s battery, and I remembered how blindingly bright it had been, which, at the moment, would have been…

January 26, 2021
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New Year’s Day Hangover Run

January 1, 2021 Thirty-one rigs met at Albertson’s in Emmett for a High Desert Off Road Hangover Run. We went up Sheep Creek and cut over to 2nd Fork. Unfortunately, the entire way had been plowed, so it was little more than a dirt road drive. Since Howard, Gabe, and Harvey were going, I took…

January 15, 2021
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After this Week in Politics, I Know Why I’m a Football Coach

All week long, I have been ruminating on the events in Washington, D. C. and my reactions to it. I don’t want to write about that. I want to write about why I’m a football coach. Football is the ultimate team sport. It takes lots of little guys, big guys, slow guys, fast guys, and…

January 11, 2021
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