Walking the Road to Nowhere…. to Get Somewhere

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.

Camping Alone: Listening as the Forest Speaks

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!

Touring Bend Oregon with Flat Simon

A tour of Bend, Oregon with a fictional British Boy who sent himself via the mail from Sellincourt Primary school in London, England. We’re documenting his trip for his classmates back home, so that they AND YOU can learn about our city.

What a Shitty Day looks like in Central Oregon

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.

Discovering NOWHERE : Have You Been Missing Out on Experiencing a New Special Place?

What does NOWHERE have to offer us that other places don’t? Some go there for solitude and to find a place to heal and recover from the stresses of life. Others seek it out for the Freedom it offers. Whatever your reason, you can find what you want or need in “undiscovered” places. And, WhereContinue reading “Discovering NOWHERE : Have You Been Missing Out on Experiencing a New Special Place?”

B.R.O.A.D. (Bike Riding Oregon Across the Desert)

Burns, Oregon on a very hot summer day a long time ago. We were packing up our bicycles outside of the Thriftway Grocery store when the man approached, gave us a long look and then spoke. “Are you boys riding all the way across the desert to Ontario?” he asked. “No”, we replied. “We’re headingContinue reading “B.R.O.A.D. (Bike Riding Oregon Across the Desert)”

A walk in NE Bend: Finding Hidden Gems

It’s always exciting to discover something new. Most of us will travel far for new experiences. It is even better when you only have to walk out your front door and discover something new about your own area. Beth and I have been taking a lot of neighborhood walks, and each area of town hasContinue reading “A walk in NE Bend: Finding Hidden Gems”

NEV-OR AGAIN! Sojourns around the Oregon-Nevada Border

There’s something that keeps me coming back to one of the most desolate regions in the lower 48 states, where the borders of Nevada and Oregon meet. If you really want to get away from “civilization”, then this is one of the places that you will come to. Looking at a map of population distributionContinue reading “NEV-OR AGAIN! Sojourns around the Oregon-Nevada Border”

Pedestrian Friendly neighborhoods?

How pedestrian friendly is your neighborhood? Do you have sidewalks to walk on? Do you feel safe crossing a busy street? As Bend, Oregon is growing so fast, we have been doing a lot of urban hiking and comparing the walk-ability of different neighborhoods. Beth and I have a route that we now take fairlyContinue reading “Pedestrian Friendly neighborhoods?”