At some point in our lives we will all be faced with becoming John Wesley Powell in one way or another. I’ve always admired the famous explorer John Wesley Powell (1834-1902). He was one of the first explorers to run the mighty Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869. He was an explorer, geologist,Continue reading “Becoming John Wesley Powell”
An account of a memorable and fun 21 day camping trip in Namibia and Botswana with members from several countries who came together well as a group.
a tour of a sculptured forest in Argentina and how that project can serve as a model to bring communities together after the devastating effects of wildfire.
a brief overview of the Geography of Ukraine, with maps and graphs to help understand the culture and history of the region and how Geography helps shape cultural identity.
chronicle of a trip up the lonely Dempster Highway to its end in Inuvik, NWT and a bush plane trip to remote Herschel Island in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Yukon.
An account of a Winter hike through part of the Pacific Crest Trail in the California desert.
These three things seem unrelated at first glance. Upon further inspection, you may see that they are actually tightly woven together. The mighty American Chestnut tree was once the dominant canopy species in the forests of Eastern North America. That is, until a blight from China in 1904 entered our country in the port ofContinue reading “A Pandemic, A Geographer, and a Chestnut Tree”
highlights the essence of what constitutes the land we call Mongolia and what that land has to offer to both the residents and visitors. Human and Natural history are outlined in this post
Tips for reading landscapes and cultures, understanding language, and connecting to places that you visit or want to travel to.
A call for all people to look at their world more closely, to foster better understanding and fill the void left by the decline in geographic education. Second part of a three part series of posts.