Adventure, Opinion

A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: RWA Conference

NOTE: I have resurrected these Crazy Trip™ posts from a previous blog. For the accompanying Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. It has taken me over a month to write about the Conference itself. The reason for that, I see now, is simple. I'm in denial that it's over. So… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: RWA Conference

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: Day 4 (“Amem)”

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Part One I awoke to views that made my Arizona-desert-born soul leap with joy: fog, lush mountain forests, and lots and lots of water (lakes, rivers, creeks). I believe there were even—big grin—ferns. Many photo opportunities were lost during breakfast, when the… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: Day 4 (“Amem)”

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 8: Day 3

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining when I say that Amtrak trains are stuffy, smell a bit funky-industrial, whoosh lint into the air like a miniature snow factory, provide average meals (to be generous), are less than informative about where the train… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 8: Day 3

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 7: Day 2

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Right. Well, it’s 8pm and we’re finally about to leave New Mexico for Colorado--something which should have happened around, oh, 5:30pm or so. It looks less like I’ll be able to meet up with a friend in Chicago and more like I… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 7: Day 2

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 6: Day 1 (Really)

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. The sleeping compartment is not exactly what I envisioned from the photos on Amtrak’s website. It’s...um...well, it’s small. If I were to share it with someone, I would have to enjoy that person’s company very, very much--and be willing to risk not… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 6: Day 1 (Really)