Big Adventure in Windswept Wyoming

First stop, Lander.  Good beer, cute cowboy town, and lots of pocketed limestone. We immediately liked the local sense of humor. Well, I should say we liked the local CLIMBER … [Read more...]

Our Unplanned Trip to The Beaver State

It was really cold in April in Colorado. And Ari really wanted to see Oregon. So we took an impromptu road trip to the Beaver State because, what the hell, we're nomads and we can.  It was … [Read more...]

Entering the Garden of the Gods to Meet My Maker…and His Mom

We got to Rifle, Colorado a month too soon. After a few painful days of climbing in finger freezing temps, Soleil and Ari and I headed east over the mountains to Manitou, Colorado Springs … [Read more...]

Zion Family Photo Hell

I just wanted a nice family portrait at Zion National Park. Nothing fancy. Just a couple rising red spires, a Mai Tai colored sunset, and us. The perfect family with a perfect Facebook cover … [Read more...]

Is School Ruining Our Children?

On our way to Colorado, we stopped at Crawdad Canyon, a manicured "rock climbing park" on private property in St. George, Utah. We pulled up to the locked gate at 9am and, as requested, … [Read more...]

Why Bishop Is the Best Small Town

 Bishop was good to us yet again. We stayed four weeks at Brown's campground, lighting a fire every night weather permitted.  When we sold the Sprinter, returned from South America, and … [Read more...]

Our (No) Plan for The Next Year

Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other … [Read more...]

Heaven or Las Vegas

Title inspired from this song. Listen while you read. ♥ After a weeklong birthday bender in Mexico City, we flew back to the States on the 23rd of December to celebrate the holidays with my … [Read more...]

40th Birthday Bash in Distrito Federal, a.k.a. Mexico City

This December was one of the best of my life, but I'm relieved it's over. I'm totally funned out, evidenced by the photos and one embarrassing (but mercifully only four-second long) video you are … [Read more...]

Why we went back to Mendoza, Argentina

As many of you know, a little over a year ago, the Pan-American leg of our around the world adventure came to an end. After spending years driving through 17 countries in Latin America, … [Read more...]

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity: Musings on Mike Brodie’s Photography

We don't own our suffering.  It feels like we do. Like it belongs to us. As if it were a lump of clay, sculpted by our own hands, each curve and indentation revealing the pain moving through … [Read more...]

Viva Mexico! Viva Cabo San Lucas!

I visited Cabo for the first time 17 years ago. My friend and I stayed in a nice casita-type of hotel within walking distance of town. We snorkeled, visited a church, and putzed around in the hot sun, … [Read more...]

Happy 3rd Birthday Soleil!!!

Soleil's 3rd birthday celebration actually started a few days before the actual day (October 9th) in Las Vegas. She got her party going with these two cute little guys, Noah and Elijah, otherwise … [Read more...]

Bye-Bye Maple Canyon

I've been to Utah a few other times in my life, but I must never have bought liquor before. I had no idea that all the liquor stores were owned and operated by the State.  The liquor … [Read more...]

From Heroin to Heroine: How a Good Man Made All the Difference

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” –Johann Wolfgang … [Read more...]