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In between Aspen and the rest of America I found a road that led to a farm that led to horses and hills and snow and trees. The road curved often, weaving through the wild landscape. The hills turned to mountains. I drove slowly, the radio turned off, observing the scenery in silence. My body rocked with the weaving of the road and soon the thoughts of where I had come from and… Read More

Quito at Night

It’s no wonder that Quito was the first city to be placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list (along with Krakow) in 1978.  The place is an architectural gem, on par with any European city. In fact, much of the designs are from Italian architects whose work was brought to Ecuador by missionaries as early as the 1500’s (Bernini for example, who designed the Vatican). The churches are beyond impressive and are worth… Read More

When you step aboard a boat you leave a lot on the dock.  At first, you may not notice anything behind you but wooden boards, the odd line, maybe a hose or the stains of where a fish once rested.  But soon you’ll find that your entire frame of reference is gone.  Passive, involuntary living is a thing of the past.  Stay at sea long enough and the very legs that carried you there are… Read More

galapagos, water, ocean, leon dormido, kicker rock

Beneath the surface Sharks sway through coral gardens, Slicing through schools of razor surgeon fish, Silver knives into billowing curtains of black and yellow. Parrot fish of myriad pastels scrape bulbous coral heads with their beaks, In concert with shrimp and reef fish feeding en masse. The seas fill with a soft static, A radio station long out of range. Orange cup coral, giant sea fans and tiger anemones color the ground… Read More