Welcome to the Lodge.

My name is Sam Neumann, and this is my blog. I'm an author, photographer, and probably the first person to model my way of living around the Alaskan sea otter. It's less insane than it sounds. I'm glad you stopped by - head to the top menu for more info or check out the most recent posts below.

Free Books!

No, not mine this time. Something you may actually be interested in. Something of value. Wiseblood Books is a North Dakotan publisher, and also the literary home of my editor, Charles Schmitt. Charles made Emails from Heaven about 10 times better, and I’m not embellishing. Anywho, Wiseblood is trying to grow their social media presence, so right now anyone who…

Using Less

When I was young, my dad seemed to abhor the idea of things. It was an abstract way to shape one’s worldview, so I never really understood it at the time. “Stuff,” he would say, while standing at a garage sale or the toy aisle in Wal Mart, his lips turning up in disgust. “It’s all just stuff.” I was a simple boy, and I was…

The Donut Eating Contest of 2014

Here at the Lodge, we try to give it our all on a daily basis. Whether that means waking up extra early, doing a few extra reps at the gym, or totally going to town on some day-old olde fashioned cake donuts and eclairs from the Safeway bakery, we believe man should strive to be his best at all times. And…