Category Archives: ROAD TRIP

WHERE THE LONE LOO LOOMS

After the last bout of rainfall, Black Angus dot a green Sonoma county field at the edge of the San Pablo Wildlife Refuge. A short distance further, a most curious structure looms in the vast marshland on the east side … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR from MY PLANET

If there were a planet between Earth and Mars that took 415 days to orbit the sun and we were blessed with living on it together, this New Year’s greeting would be on time. It would still be the evening … Continue reading

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IT’S DECEMBER? WHAT HAPPENED TO NOVEMBER?

I woke up this morning, with my back to a tree wond’ring how on earth my chin hairs had grown past my dimpled knees. The last thing I remember, someone cried out, “trick-or-treat!” Now it’s suddenly December? Are those gnomes … Continue reading

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ODE TO ME BONNIE BLUE PLAID WELLIES

Oh, y’ve done me well, me bonnie blue plaid wellies,   always keepin’ me from sinkin’ deep in bogs squishy, black, an’ smelly.     I’ve enjoyed our strolls across lush fairy glens, twistin’ up trails o’ sweet smellin’ heather,

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Can’t Get You Outta’ My Head

Extreme weather boots. Hat. Insulated gloves. Balaclava (baklava, optional) Back, neck, hand and foot heat packs Thermal socks…and…and…and. The list was long. About this time three years ago, I was packing for an arctic adventure. Thirty-six months ago, I had … Continue reading

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HEY, RAPUNZEL ~ SURF’S UP!

The only thing missing from the stone tower resting up against a craggy cliff side along the southern California coast is a sixty-foot silken braid trailing from the top window slit to the rocky beach below. Well, maybe the thick, … Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – The Sun Sets on a Different World

Quimmer. Stranded. Separated from his pack. About as visible as a grain of sand stuck to the smooth side of a seashell, the dog stands on a slab of sea ice floating atop the placid waves of  Scorsbysund. Four days ago, … Continue reading

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DESERT HIGH – Between Earth And Sky

“I’d rather be here, with you, than anywhere else in the world.” When the man in the mountain spoke, it wasn’t with words. A wave of warm air rippled across his furrowed forehead, crept over his craggy face, and burst … Continue reading

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OUT OF THIS WORLD – Journey to the unknown

Clouds of steam rise from bubbling pits on the pocked landscape. It smells like Beelzebub is venting a batch of burned hard-boiled eggs from his sizzling  subterranean scullery far below our hiking booted feet.

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Through The Eyes Of A Potato

How long does it take for a potato to freeze? I wondered as the rotors whirred to life. It was April in the Arctic. We were on the last leg of our journey to spending eight days in a remote … Continue reading

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