Category Archives: Life

Rivers and Bears

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” Theodore Roosevelt On a recent trip to Alaska’s Katmai National Park the opportunities for brown bear observation and intimate encounters was truly epic.  There … Continue reading

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How Disconnecting = A Total Reconnect

It’s always amazing to me how sometimes your initial assessment of a situation can in reality be the polar opposite. It didn’t take long after returning home from Southern Alaska before I realized that my relief at “disconnecting” from the … Continue reading

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The 75 Yard Hitchhiking Adventure

One of the things I enjoy most about traveling and just getting out and about in general is the comic relief it provides.  Some of the stories end up being more of an inside joke, you know, the kind you … Continue reading

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Chance Encounters

Some of my fondest memories are those that came to be strictly by chance.  Whether it be in everyday life walking down the street, spending time on the water, or traveling, I’ve had the very best of luck bumping into … Continue reading

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Calm Before The Storm

I travel back to the Grand Tetons National park every year atleast once, and have been calling it my second home for more years than I can count.  I had never even heard of the park the first time I … Continue reading

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Looking a Little Harder to Find That Silver Lining

Just a little over a year ago I started another journey to Thailand to spend 2 weeks volunteering at a wildlife rescue and rehab facility south of Bangkok.  After traveling  twice to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and … Continue reading

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The Simple Things

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Thailand a few times now, mostly to work with elephants at local sanctuaries.  It’s always such a treat to see them again, and I find I miss their smell and the texture of their … Continue reading

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