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.
a recount of the last three journeys around the sun, with reflections on the journey of each revolution.
A walk down a real road to Nowhere which is a metaphor for our lives. The concept of Nowhere is a social construction, so everywhere ends up being a somewhere. Ends with a call to action to make a more Sustainable World for ourselves as well as those who come after us, and a call for all of us to be Citizen Geographers.
Stories of half a dozen times I’ve been close enough to spit on Russia, without ever actually setting foot on Russian soil. Includes walking, biking and driving up to the border and peeking across.
a description recent life changes and of some of my favorite secret hiding places in Deschutes National Forest. Disclaimer…there is NO SUCH road as 7713…I don’t really want you to find it. Go find your own special place and cherish it!
A night of star gazing and contemplation, fostered by the solitude of the desert. Thoughts of friends, family and other deserts around the world. A virtual travel from El Norte to Patagonia, the Kalahari, Namib, and Central Asian deserts.
A mirage in the desert than turned out to be real. The standout highlight of a 90 mile hike through the hot, dry, California desert in July of 2021.
A one day documentary of what I though was a bad day, but later gained a new perspective on dealing with unpleasantness in life. Animal scat as a metaphor for life’s challenges. Comparing what a bad day might look like in different locations, and thoughts on how to change your perspective on it.