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, October 31, 2012

700 Months

How big is the number 700? Not very big in today's world (and certainly not for a geologist). But 700 months. How long do you think 700 months is?

Well I can tell you because on Nov. 1, I will turn 700 months old! It sounds like such a short time doesn't it? "Really? Only 700 months?" Yep, it's true.

So the first day of November I will turn 58.25 years old or

700 months old;
3,045 weeks old;
21,308 days old;
511,400 hours old;
About 30,683,500 minutes old;
or 1,840,997,000 seconds old.

If you'd like to know how old you are, check out this web site: It's fun and a happy place to be.

Disclaimer! This photograph of me was taken in my 682nd month at one of my favorite places - the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon!

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Irony Of It All

The space shuttle Endeavor being wheeled through Los Angeles and past the famous Randy's Donuts sign at 805 W. Manchester Ave. in Inglewood. You can't make this stuff up. The space shuttle meets the donut hole! More information here. You gotta read it! I especially loved this quip at the end of the Wikipedia site:  

"In the film 2012, the donut sign can be seen rolling through the streets during an earthquake."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Arizona Daily Sun Article on the New Edition of Carving Grand Canyon

To read an article on the new edition of my book "Carving Grand Canyon" in the local Flagstaff newspaper, see the link here.