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

Adventure: Denver Escape

I’m at a tradeshow this week. I was at a tradeshow last week. I’m at another tradeshow next week. If you have never worked a tradeshow then it will impossible to know just how physically damaging these events actually are. … Read More

Adventure: Lake Surprise

Martin Luther King Day. I creep toward the edges of the natural area as I look for a place to park for the night. The day moves from hot to cold to hot again. Tourists fill the lots as they … Read More

Adventure: While the World Burns

Where better to witness the human straw? “If you were me, and you were on foot, where you would you go,” I asked. PANIC FACE “I’ve never walked anywhere,” she said. Diet soda within reach. Looking at the map I … Read More

Adventure: Tracks

tem·po·ral1/ˈtemp(ə)rəl 1.relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.”the Church did not imitate the secular rulers who thought only of temporal gain”Similar:secularnonspiritualworldlyprofanematerialmundaneearthlyterrestrialnonreligiouslaycarnalfleshlymortalcorporealsublunaryterreneOpposite:spiritual 2.relating to time.”the spatial and temporal dimensions of human interference in complex ecosystems”Similar:of time

Adventure: Snow Day

Some of you are old enough to remember the blizzard of 1978. I was a midwesterner then, a young one. Indiana to be more specific. Northeastern corner to be precise. If I remember correctly, we missed the all-time record number … Read More

Adventure: Deep Freeze

Winter comes in waves. When temps begin with a four there is always room for discussion. When temps begin with a three much less so. And when temps begin with a two, or one or with a zero there is … Read More

Adventure: There is Always The Time

Beauty. Molecules. Us, them, it as it should be. All one and the same. Breath as frozen vapor. Single digits. Layered up but wondering about the combination. Oxygen choices. Limited conversation. Friends don’t need to say a thing. Trail winding … Read More

Adventure: Three Days Out

Four hundred and twenty-seven miles. Let’s call it twenty miles per gallon. A bit more on the way there, a bit less on the way back. Downhill, wind at the back, the windshield like an IMAX film playing nonstop. Winter … Read More

Adventure: Birding? WTF?

Did we just become best friends? I think I’m a birder now. Damnit. (Old dud with binoculars.) Yesterday I found myself on a mountain top in frigid temps. (It’s ten degrees right now here in old Santa Fe.) I had … Read More

Adventure: Sixty Degree Swap

Thanksgiving was a perverse eating mission.(This post is old but I like it.) It always is. Rarely do I finish our family meal without removing my pants. We are, after all, family. Who cares if Uncle Danno is pantless? Nobody. … Read More

Adventure: One Point Five Inches

We had our first dabble a few weeks ago. But this time it’s for real. It might not be much, 1.5 inches, but for these parts is a CRITICAL aspect of life that can’t be undersold. Moisture in any form … Read More

Adventure: Up and Away

Time to stretch out the comfort zone. I just need to remind you of something. Roughly six years ago I contracted Lyme Disease which proceeded to absolutely kick my ass. Contrary to what you may or may not have heard … Read More

Adventure: Casita Piñon

I moved. After twenty-three years in California, I finally abandoned ship and headed for the hills of New Mexico. Santa Fe to be specific. I have no family history in New Mexico. Sure, my aunt lived here dating back to … Read More