Adventure: Man Down

Or maybe it’s woman down? How does one tell? No idea. As I mentioned in my recent film, I’m back on the bike. After coming to a full understanding of just how badly we botched the virus response I realized … Read More

Adventure: Cycle of Life

Paco and Juanita are parents. Maybe they aren’t first-time parents but they now have a new batch of little ones to take care of. And at the same time, there was a death in the family. My best guess, impact … Read More

Adventure: Precious Seconds

Not entirely how sure how many times I’ve seen rainbows. From second grade through high school our family dabbled in Wyoming wherefrom about June to September you had rainbows nearly every day. Sometimes doubles. Sometimes triples. The physics are nothing … Read More

Adventure: Fly bye bye

Looking up. Who knew. Buzz the tower. Turns out there is a Hell of a lot of winged creatures above my house and many are of the metal, not feather. When this pandemic hit I figured it would be bye-bye … Read More

Adventure: The Love of Damage

Stay with me here. I honestly think most photographers would be better if they had cuts on their hands. Or scrapes, or blisters or road rash. I have to say, if I was going to rate myself on the “handy” … Read More

Adventure: Feather Types

Kinda odd that I find birding now. I think it was the Bosque that tipped the scales. Or maybe it was Wyoming as a kid. Or maybe being on the Gulf Coast near Corpus and seeing massive waves of migration. … Read More

Adventure: The Cloak

I love it when I mention winter in New Mexico and I’m met with “What are you talking about, it doesn’t snow in New Mexico.” This is incredibly common, which is why I often mention it, to gauge reaction. You … Read More

Adventure: Out of New Mexico

I love Out of Africa. Great movie. My favorite part you ask? The short flying scene where Robert Redford lands to pick up Meryl Streep and she asks “When did you learn to fly?” He answers, “Yesterday.” The subsequent flying … Read More

Adventure: BikeLife Episode 006

This is probably the last BikeLife post for a while. I’ve decided NOT to ride on the road until the virus is over. Today alone I’ve had three Amber Alerts on my phone, from the state of New Mexico, saying … Read More

Adventure: Cycle of Life

Life can be a cruel mistress. And it can end abruptly. As you know, I’ve been investing time in learning about birds, which until recently filled yet a tiny portion of a long, long list of topics I knew nothing … Read More

Adventure: In Circles

So, I got a trainer. I’ve been a cyclist, on and off, since high school but this is the first trainer I’ve ever had. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I thought riding it would be boring. … Read More

Adventure: Finch x2

I think these finches are from England. I’m not sure why I believe this other than when I look at these birds I find myself speaking to them with an English accent. Simon and Lucy. Meet Simon and Lucy. They … Read More

Adventure: Meet Paco and Juanita

I don’t know their real names. They could be “Sits with Wolf,” and “Sun Rises over Prairie Grass.” Or it could be “Dave and Julie.” Seeing as this is a Spanish speaking community I’m going with Paco and Juanita. Piñon … Read More

Adventure: Thirty Years and Counting

I’m in love, again. I bought these Vasque Summits thirty years ago and they are still going strong. Sure, there is probably something I could put in the outside to bring back some of the luster but you KNOW how … Read More

Adventure: Just Another Robin?

Yesterday afternoon I took a walk. Nothing major. Three miles of exploration around my new home, like a dog finding its territory. At one point during the walk I heard one fight and witnessed another. The first being a dog … Read More

Adventure: Power of the Fun

Americans love fossil fuel. We do. Not like much of the world doesn’t as well but we seem to burn more than our share. Same for electricity. The extraction and energy industries have one of the most powerful lobby groups … Read More

Adventure: Red on Brown

Signs you are about to undergo a midlife crisis. Number one, you take up birding. Check. Central Texas. On a family, humanitarian mission. For those of you who know my mother, well, we begin anew with the next chapter in … Read More

Adventure: Can I Make It Up?

No. Sorry to cut this story short but there is no way, at fifty-one, that I can go on the road for two weeks without any exercise other than short bouts of yoga in hotel rooms where the most challenging … Read More