Create: Making Sense of Me

I suck at landscape photography. My heart isn’t in it. My heart is the landscape, for sure, but not in the making of photographs depicting scenery. Why? Because even the best landscape photography pales in comparison to being there. So … Read More

Adventure: The Scout

There is something to be said for having a look around. No goal, no objective, no mission or specific plan. “Hey, want to go hike Diablo Canyon?” “Sure.” What comes from a trip like this is the freedom to think … Read More

Adventure: Los Alamos Highs and Lows

I like the Los Alamos area. Have since I was an assistant on a ten-day job inside the Los Alamos National Laboratory back in the mid-1990s. Less than an hour from Santa Fe and fewer people as well. I posted … Read More

Adventure: Out and About

It’s been a good few weeks, but limited none the less. We are doing our best to maintain a very manageable level of adventure while C19 continues to ravage the country. New Mexico cases are on the rise, as they … Read More

Adventure: Latest Fun

Just finished responding to a YouTube comment. I wrote that I spent far too much of my life doing nothing other than photography. Far too much. I left behind so much of who I was, and after a twenty-five-year hiatus, … 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: 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: End of Summer, Baldy Summit

I’ve posted about this hike many times before. For me, this hike is the enchilada plate of Santa Fe. It might not be the best meal ever but it’s damn good and it’s always on the menu. My next goal … Read More

Adventure: Always There

When we hike we often hike apart, ever so slightly. She is slower than me. I always walk within earshot of her huffing and puffing. I can’t get too far because inevitably there come the questions. Always proceeded by “Danno.” … Read More

Adventure: Bugging Out

Life in New Mexico is about being outside as much as humanly possible. Normally, my go-to activity is cycling. Cycling is the perfect speed to see the world. It’s the most difficult physical activity I’ve done. Endurance cycling that is. … Read More

Creative: Shifter Vlog 0005

“You know, you could edit that,” my wife said to me. “Ya, I could,” I replied.(The glitch in the voiceover, the motorcycle rumbling.) But before we go any further let me explain some things. I’m not entirely sure what I’m … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

My first time hiking Baldy alone, which was fantastic. Not that I don’t enjoy hiking with friends, I do, but working alone allows for the mental and physical games we play. I left the parking lot at 6:15AM but should … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training (Phase 2)

I’ve been here for less than a week, but I’m okay with the altitude, so it was time to stretch things out a bit. I started on Monday with a totally open half day. Drove to Aspen Vista and just … Read More

Creative: New Mexico Training

I turned the bike over and what was stuck to the bottom was enough to make me retch. It was Guantanamo Bay material. Show this substance to someone, they tell you what you want to know. So, I cleaned it. … Read More

Adventure: Salomon SpeedCross 3

I’ve posted this route many times before, but this was the first time I ran the entire first half, 3.5 miles of steep ups and downs. Now, I actually COULD have run the entire thing, but the return trip is … Read More

Adventure: California Training

I had a good weekend, a fun weekend. But I’m tired. I’m not twenty. In eight months I’ll be fifty. But right before the hike you see below, I stopped to talk to a guy who had an Outside Van … Read More

Creative: NoCal Coast

I wasn’t sure where to post this. Adventure or Creative? Take your pick because it straddles both. I slept in my truck, built a fire and walked remote and wrinkled pieces of Earth, but I also made images, used my … Read More