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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Land Use in the United States

Bloomberg has published an incredible article that looks at land use in the United States. You can access the article here. The layout of the graphics is very well done. Have a look.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A New World Record Set in Oman for the Highest 24-Hour Low Temperature - 108.7 Degrees

It's hot in the Middle East right now:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wonderful Image of South America's Altiplano from the International Space Station

I subscribe to a service where images from the International Space Station are shared with the public. This one came across my desk this morning. It shows Bolivia's capital. La Paz, situated at the edge of a larger feature known as the Altiplano or high plain. The average elevation of the Altiplano is about 13,000 feet! Smoke from fires fill valley's, highlighting their courses on their way to the main branch, the Amazon River. You can read about this image here, as well as see annotations on certain features. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Pale Blue Dot

Could we ever get tired of hearing the enduring message of our unimportance from Carl Sagan. Enjoy!

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Fantastic Weather Graphic That Will Blow Your Mind

A friend sent me this link recently from the Capital Weather Gang. It is a time lapse movie of the northern hemisphere weather from August 1 to November 1. It shows how the atmosphere moves by imaging smoke from western fires in Montana and British Columbia (white), dust from the Sahara Desert (brown), and salt spray picked up from wind over the oceans (blue).