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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Where Hath the Ice Gone?

Recently, my friend Walker M. sent me a link about repeat photography that has been done on certain Alaska glaciers. The results are stunning and I encourage you to look closely at these photographs and see just how much the ice has retreated in these few years.

Muir Glacier and Inlet, 1895
Muir Glacier and Inlet, 2005
The comments at the end of the link are as always quite entertaining.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Could A Canal Be In Nicaragua's Future?

It's a little unsettling to me to think of a giant industrial project like this across freshwater Lake Nicaragua. But as the world fills with ever more people, I guess it was only a matter of time. Jeez - see the link above for a larger story.