Category Archives: Western Adventure

Our trip to the western US in 2009

Sequoias

In the summer of 2002, Lisa and I went to a wedding in southern California. Afterward, we headed inland and north for a week in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It was wicked hot in the lowlands, but it … Continue reading

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All that is old is new again

I started photographing almost 30 years ago with my mother’s old film camera. (Once upon a time, all cameras used film, kids.) Not long after I started, I switched to slide film. I loved making those little 35mm gems, arranging … Continue reading

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Cowboys and East Indians

Despite only living in Wyoming full-time for three years, it’s where I say I’m from. After 15 years in Iowa, Wyoming is where I really came to life. My first summer in Wyoming before school started saw me climb my … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

As I mentioned yesterday, I spent a little time in Los Angeles recently. I arrived Sunday afternoon and had a few hours of daylight to sightsee. Monday, the day of the developer conference, I was wide awake at 4:00AM. While … Continue reading

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I Rode through the Desert on a Bike with no Name

I’m writing (most of) this dispatch on Sunday while flying home after doing the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes through Death Valley. There’s a lot on my mind that I want to get across and a little tiny screen and … Continue reading

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Catching Up, Part 1 – Colorado Springs and Denver

Hey, everybody! I haven’t intended to be so absent, but there’s a lot going on round these parts. Let’s go through the last few weeks and catch up, shall we? Colorado Springs by Bike: As you might remember, the last … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods

Yesterday, we left Casper and drove to Colorado Springs. This is part two of the Great Rectangular State Adventure of 2012—the part where we visit Lisa’s family and see if we can get run out of town just a head … Continue reading

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Casper

Lisa and I are finishing up the first part of The Great Rectangular State Adventure of 2012. We arrived in Denver on Saturday and drove up I-25 to Casper, Wyoming, to visit my mom and her husband. For those who … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

I have stress dreams about travel. And I know they’re about travel because I’m traveling in the dreams. Sometimes the inkblots that are my dreams are quite easy to interpret. But I’m not sure whether I’m subconsciously manifesting my (small) … Continue reading

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Some Patriots’ Day Thoughts on Militias and Tyrants

Sometimes, things happen that almost immediately crystallize an aspect of one’s life, splitting it into a time before the event and after. Your parent takes a job in a sparsely populated Western state and moves the whole family. A plane … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Reading

Lisa and I made it home from Wyoming to find the house still standing, the heat still working, and the kitty still happily away at his little resort until tomorrow afternoon. We have completely unpacked, and Lisa even set out … Continue reading

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Postcards from The Equality State

What’s it like in Wyoming? Let us show you. Kitty couldn’t care less whether we’re going on vacation or not. Happy holidays from the Tate Mineralogical Museum. Casper’s one and only cape buffalo. Mmm…moose. What’s a diorama? The world’s smallest … Continue reading

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A Visitor’s Guide to Casper, Wyoming

Lisa and I are in Casper, Wyoming. It’s not the place that I was born, but it’s the place where I grew up. It’s a nice little city of between 40,000 and 55,000 people depending on the combined price of … Continue reading

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It’s Coming Right at Me!

OMG! Dead stuffed things!!!

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Like No Place on Earth

We made it to Wyoming. Here’s the plane we took: I read a lot on the plane. Saveur — which is written for people with a lot of money and “refined” tastes, but I found it free at work, and … Continue reading

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