Tag Archive: outdoors

Searching For Stillness By The Light Of Environmental Rage

Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah, October 1998 I’m utterly alone.  The nearest person is probably miles away.  On a high point, looking around at rocks, river, sagebrush, and cottonwoods, I realize how… Continue reading

Happiness Is… Snorkeling In The Philippines

Stepping off the ferry, in a confusion of what should happen next – something about getting into a smaller boat to take us to our beach hotel – I am dismayed to suddenly… Continue reading

The Worst City In The World (that I have ever been to)

Manila is a shithole.  Apologies if that offends you.  Actually, no apologies.  It’s accurate. I disliked Manila enough that the only pictures I took were at a restaurant that had sort of a… Continue reading

adventures, With A Lower Case “A”

I’m on a bike riding around a beautiful lake in the mountains on a warm sunny day with someone whose company I enjoy very much. Life is terrible. Sometimes I end up on… Continue reading

Getting Lost in Hualien

I’m lost.  Again.  Perhaps this is why I should travel alone.  I’m in Hualien, on Taiwan’s east coast, with three friends.  Last night I reluctantly agreed to meet the rest of the group at 8:30am… Continue reading