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

Create: The Quiet and the Beautiful

I’ve seen a lot of Blurb books in my time. No surprise there. I’ve seen books do really well and I’ve seen others languish. I’ve seen books made by the famous, others by the infamous and others still by the … 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

Create: Cold Lonesome

“There is a procession on the plaza. Do you want to go?” “Yes.” Cold seeps and curls around the edges of my body but my mind burns white-hot. Like a reflex this photography thing. I move as an individual in … Read More

Create: On Wing

One hundred and fifty miles south. Early morning. Caffeine in my veins, visor down to thwart the rising sun. This is it. It’s been SO long. Anxious heartrate reflected in my Garmin. The field. Returning to the field. She speaks … 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

BikeLife: Episode 004

No real message here people, just the pure joy of riding in rural New Mexico during a rapidly intensifying fall. These are the times. We need to find the time to push pedals. There is always a reason NOT to … 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

Create: Una Pura Verdad

An old film by an old friend. There are a fair number of new people on this site, and this is something I wasn’t sure people knew about but wanted them to see. This project is now ongoing once again. … Read More

BikeLife: Rubber Meets the Road

Hey kids, I wrote this post a while back, then forgot about it until I made this review of these tires. So, if you can overlook my redundancy it will be better. I don’t want to waste this post and … Read More

Read: The Orphaned Land

Ignorance is bliss. It surely, surely is. If the public knew the truth, well, probably not much would change but I still wish people knew. Just when you think you know a little bit about your home you read a … Read More

BikeLife: Fall Blast

Temperature at breakfast: 27 degrees. Temperature when I started riding: 50 something. Welcome to fall in the Land of Enchantment. Yes, I bought gloves but I bought what I would call “fall gloves” and not “winter gloves,” which are a … Read More

BikeLife: Schwable Maraton Plus Tour Review

I’m not a huge review fan but when I come across a product that is undeniably wonderful, well, then I gotta say something. This was not my first rodeo with Schwalbe tires, but this was the first time I bought … Read More