I forget who the novelist is, but when asked how he was able to produce so many books her reply was something along the lines of “just write 200 crappy words a day”. She explained that if you could just do that every day, occasionally you would write 1000 beautiful words. Keep going and eventually … Continue reading 200 Word Days
I owe the world an apology. OK, maybe an apology is the wrong thing. I owe it to the world, and to you, to be real. Though I wrote a blog for part of my trip, I must admit I was really hesitant to do it. Yes, I wanted my friends and family to not … Continue reading Why this trip? 2.0 – Re-entry and real honesty
Somebody ought to write a book... More often than not, this is a phrase that pops into my head about a given topic that I have conjured up. Possibly someone already has, more likely nobody bothered because, let's face it, my pondering at the moment just isn't that profound. But in that instant, in my … Continue reading Somebody ought to write a book : The abyss of being green.
So, the big trip is over. Now I get to go through that weird re-entry phase. Want to watch me freak out? Put me in a huge suburban Safeway with 10 billion options and I freeze like a squirrel caught in the headlights. You know the scene. A squirrel freaking out, trying to decide what to do, … Continue reading Time to start writing
I took a bunch of random short videos along my journey. I posted some to Facebook, but I know some family members have said "no" to succumbing to the dark side and joining that world. So...that said, I strung them all together and am posting here. I'll withhold commentary about these. They are just random … Continue reading Trip videos!
I am in Coyhaique today with a very rare fast internet connection. I figured I would just post some of my favorite pictures. They are not in any particular order but hopefully with give you a better flavor of this adventure.
"This is so beautiful and I am incredibly lucky to be here. Next time in the city, when I'm bemoaning not having a career or money, I must remember this" - Robert Kull, Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes. A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness Why this trip and what has it felt like? This … Continue reading Why this trip?
I made it to Cochrane in record time. I arrived yesterday, making the trip from Ohiggins in 3 days. But today I am paying the price. I am super tired so am going to stay here today. My plans are a bit up in the air. The weather around here is changing rapidly and that … Continue reading Cochrane March 9 – Thurs
I have made it to Ohiggins. The trip back has been beautiful. I got the ferry up Lago Desierto a day early so I could spend two nights there before crossing through the moutains to Chile (My decompression from the tourist world of Chalten). The north side of the lake is beautiful but usually … Continue reading March 5th Sunday – Next steps
The buses wouldn't cooperate yesterday. Now I am back in Chalten for the third time in a week ! I guess life could be worse . Time to execute plan B. Or maybe I am on C now? D? Assuming the weather clears ( rainy and cold today, summer is definitely over), I am … Continue reading March 2 – New(er) plans