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My 7 Super Shots

  No, not that kind of shot. Silly. What were you thinking? When Erik over at the travel blog On My Feet or In My Mind invited me to participate in a photography project sponsored by Hostelbookers, I was nonplussed. I am so totally NOT a photographer. Photos in this blog are just decoration, colorful bread crumbs that lead […]

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You can do it, Girlfriend: guerilla camping on public land

The first necessary skill of guerilla camping is the ability to ferret out free overnight spots to camp along the road. That was the topic of the last post. The second necessary skill is the ability to find spectacular places to camp for free on public land. (Which means land you’ve paid for with your tax dollars–a […]

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  Solitude is not something you hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present, you will never find it.  –Thomas Merton At first, I dismissed Merton’s quote. Yeah, yeah. Tell me something I don’t know, I thought. But Marvin’s comment on […]

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California deserts: Anza Borrego

  In case you didn’t know, there are precious few places in the USA to stay reasonably warm in the winter. Maybe the Florida Keys (expensive). Maybe Yuma (ugly). I may have overlooked the Anza Borrego because I couldn’t pronounce it. Or maybe I had no idea what it was. Then I heard someone casually mention […]

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Taking Stock @ 7 Months

Seven months ago I locked the back door of my house and left the key for the new owners. I was exhausted from six frenetic weeks of sorting, selling, boxing, and storing all my worldly goods. I sold or gave away a mountain of detritus—the lint and loose change that falls between the sofa cushions […]

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