In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
As a (now) long-time blogger, I usually have moments of fear and uncertainty, wondering if anyone out there is actually reading. A short while ago, I struck up a friendship with a reader who began to notice our similar life paths with wanderings we have shared in the Grand Canyon, Antarctica and Patagonia. The Earthly-Musings blog site brought me Joan Larsen, who felt a certain connection to my words and wanderings. And now, Earthly-Musings is featured on her site, "Forming the Thread" (Words form the thread upon which we string our experiences. – Aldous Huxley). You can read the first installment, a piece from my hike on the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in 2013, here.