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2021 Fortunes

Has the New Year ever been so welcome? We can’t wait for the next decade, for 2021, for surely, surely, the world’s fortunes will be better, right? You never know.  So to set the mood, Magellan (who had to learn some new programming skills) and I have 21 Fortune Cookies for you to open. From our bubble to […]


Rennell Sound Wilderness Adventure

Conehead, Rove-Inn’s most remote (and perhaps most memorable) camp spot. On Rennell Sound, Haida Gwaii, the only point on the west coast of Graham Island accessible by vehicle. Our destination, 15 km in, first-come, first-serve, no reservations, no potable water, no internet, and no cell-phone coverage: the single spot at Gregory Beach; or Conehead, further […]

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Hello! I’m George. What’s Your Name?

One of the unfortunate disappointments of COVID–19 has been the cancellation of a party of a dear friend. For two years George Taylor has been planning to invite 90 of his friends and family to his 90th birthday celebration. Because his wife Marsha and I are the same age, born two days apart, I’ve piggy-backed […]

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River Road Off-Road Trail

Magellan was keen for the thrill of wheeling Rove-Inn through loose sand and rough washes on River Road, 51 miles paralleling the Rio Grande and Mexican border in the remote badlands of Big Bend National Park in Texas. The Paisano, the park’s newspaper, recommends you take a full day—do the math and that means driving […]


Post Card #11 from Costa Rica: Waterfalls

Why are we drawn to the primal force of falling water? To waterfalls cascading in continuous motion, ceaseless renewal, perpetual reshaping? The ancient Greeks philosophized that in waterfalls, we see ourselves, our own potential for motion, renewal and reshaping. In Costa Rica, volcanic activity fractured the backbone of the Andean-Sierra Madre chain, resulting in an […]