I was in the Florida Everglades last week. I was shocked at the amount of migratory birds and the alligators – I was immensely happy to see this collision of bird & alligator.
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When I saw this weird story about a decomposing 90 year old woman I was really hoping it wasn’t set in Wisconsin. Wrong again!
I had been in Darjeeling for days and hadn’t seen any sign of the mountains surrounding the village. The next morning I was going to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. I had been told I had a 20% chance of seeing Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world from the vantage point on
I picked up a few books in a little bookstore in Darjeeling. One of the winners was a slim volume titled “Delhi is not far” by Ruskin Bond. I don’t see it available on Amazon, but his “Best Of” collection has the story. Like many short stories it has a tremendous sense of place including
For the most part, I have refrained from writing about India since I got back. I found my experience pretty overwhelming and I wanted to take some time to really think about it and make sure that I was writing something true instead of simply being a victim of something akin to "Jerusalem Syndrome." In
A few years ago I ran into the web site “Big Dead Place” and it reignited my fascination with Antarctica. I have read a lot of the first hand accounts of early explorers. Reading how people cope with the challenges given current technology and resources makes for an interesting contrast. I ran into a mention
Reuters reported that hometown airlines, NWA will begin charging for the right to sit in an aisle seat or an exit row. The program is called Coach Choice. What are the airlines going to think of next? Personally, I’m expecting pay toilets to be available sometime in the spring of 2007. Maybe in 2008 you
Tower of Terror, originally uploaded by timbu. I wasn’t really clear on what was going to happen on this ride — much to the chagrin on the 16 year old girl sitting next to me. When the bottom dropped out of the ride, I reached out to find something solid to hold on to. Unfortunately