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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Home Country

My sister recently sent me some photo's of our homeland in Sicily. She visited there about 2 decades ago but has kept in touch with the Ricca family there. These are two pictures of the area near Santa Margharita di Belice.

It looks mountainous and beautiful!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Inside of an Ant's Nest

Nature always astounds and here is a short 3 minute video about what the inside of an ant nest in Africa looks like:

I hope you find this interesting.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Hot In Death Valley

Death Valley in California is known for its heat during the summer but this year has been excruciatingly hot. On July 11 it registered a high of 128 degrees F, only 6 degrees off its all time high of 134 degrees F. Later that morning, the low temperature was 107 degrees F.

Read all about it here:

Monday, July 2, 2012

Clever Birthday Greetings

I am just about to start a private tour of the Colorado Rockies with Jack Share from Boston. On a previous trip, we stopped to take a picture of me at the Wayne County line on State Highway 95 south of Hanksville. Using Photoshop, he was able to clearly change the word county to Ranney. Here is the result!