Category Archives: Travel

Inherited Obsession, or Why I Will Someday Import an Italian Ape Car

Ape Car Climbs an Alp

Ape Car Climbs an Alp

They say that retirement is a time for reflection. A time to look back on your greatest accomplishments with a sense of pride. In this spirit, my father spent a significant part of his first year of retirement assembling a photo album of every car he has ever owned. Continue reading

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Chapter 1: Encountering a Bear

What to Do When You Meet a Bear

What to Do When You Meet a Wild Bear

The wilderness is full of creepy unnatural beasties waiting to rip you apart limb from limb. Over time we Continue reading

Behind The Curtain

The road in Arches NP UT

There are moments in life when the universe will literally club you over the head with beauty if you pay just a little bit of attention. This can happen diving the depths of the ocean and conversing with the glittering and exotic life that you find there. It can happen Continue reading

No Barriers!

Mountain above Telluride CO

Mountain above Telluride CO

The weekend before last I attended the No Barriers Summit in Telluride Colorado. I went because the intersection of outdoorsy dirtball and physically disabled is tiny and remote and I was curious to see who else lives there. I went because Continue reading

The Sorest Thumb

Harbor “You alright?” the dive masters’ thick British accent faintly calls across the waves, betraying more than a little concern.

“Fine, just lost my mask.” Continue reading

Excellent If Unsolicited Advice From a Random Alaskan

Exit Glacier

K and I sat on the clearly marked “handicapped access” bench halfway between Exit Glacier Alaska and its parking lot. We discussed our life plans in the easy shorthand of people who have know each other since kindergarden. Continue reading

Movie!

Throwing yourself into new experiences can be terrifying. The unknown forces us to stretch beyond the end of where our comfort zones usually lie. This is a short film I made from footage shot last December while doing just that in New Zealand.

Wait, What’s That?


A friend since grade school, L has always walked like she is storming a castle. It’s a good day if I’m only a hundred feet behind her, it’s a good day for anyone if they are within fifty. Today, on the path through the rain forest, it’s not a good day.

Let me rephrase, it’s actually one of the most amazing days in the history of ever. Continue reading

Music for Embarking

Congratulations! You’re reading the first ever, inaugural, fancy-pants, Bionic Tumbleweed post!

To start off it seemed appropriate to share two recent songs that make me want to get going no matter where I am or what’s going on in the background. Continue reading