Abundance

Banos, Ecuador Monday, January 19, 2015   Maybe the Galapagos would be better off if we all just left it alone.   I can't get around the irony of hundreds of thousands of people paying a bunch of money to come to a place that is special because it is "untouched", and then touching it …

Keeping Up Appearances

Fernandina, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Tuesday, January 13, 2015       We're on a National Geographic/Sven Linblad boat called the "Islander" cruising through the Galapagos Islands.   I would like to see an albatross, though we probably won’t get far enough south. I'm reading a book called "The Lifeboat" in which a Titanic-like boat sinks, leaving …

St Sofia

Sofia, Bulgaria Monday, June 27, 2016 In Sofia, Bulgaria, the boys and I visited the St Sofia church, a redbrick building dating back to the 6th century. The church honors Sofia the Martyr, who, along with her daughters, was murdered in Rome, around 137 AD. I’m not Catholic, but I can’t resist a good saint’s …

Air

Kingscote, South Australia, Australia   Friday, August 19, 2016 Everybody knows that the basic premise of all writing, even travel blogging, is conflict. It is discomfort. Some real life examples: An old office-mate of Guy's kept a blog while he was riding his bike across the country wearing jean shorts.  At the end of each …

Agency

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Monday, August 15, 2016 My goal this year is to be less of a wind-sock and more of a leader. I plan to be more active and less re-active.  I am going to practice Agency, so life doesn't pass me by. With Agency in mind, I decided to rent a car …