Thirsty Dreams of Hungry Country

In the desert of southwestern Utah, spring was arriving. Warm air, solitude and a backpacking trip in the middle of nowhere. Compared to our couches, doesn’t that sound wonderful? Read on my friends and be transported…

A Cactus for Your Thoughts

In spring, during those fleeting moments when the sun is nearly down, I often see Venus, hanging low and bright over the mountains. The mountains are a stark silhouette against … Continue reading A Cactus for Your Thoughts

The Cycling Siren: Colorado to California

Outside, the surf pounds like an impatient chef on a cutting board. But with more finesse — sandpipers run in between each crashing wave, a breeze jostles the palms, nasturtiums … Continue reading The Cycling Siren: Colorado to California

(Almost) On the Road Again…

When I tell people I’m riding my bike across the country, responses usually drift (like loaded touring bikes in a crosswind) into two categories: WTF? Followed by: Are you going … Continue reading (Almost) On the Road Again…

Saying Uncle

A friend of mine sent me a Jimmy Buffett song (“Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes”) and told me to listen to it at least six times and then tell … Continue reading Saying Uncle

There’s a Sylva Lining in Every Adventure: St. George, UT

From high on the slopes of the Veyo Volcano (or somewhere nearby) Sargent T$ guides in the troops. The troops = my parents, heading over to us via the best … Continue reading There’s a Sylva Lining in Every Adventure: St. George, UT

Trippin’ Part Two: The Road Trip

Moving: at once both exasperating and elating, like winning a lifetime supply of Haribo gummie bears after  jaw surgery. After the wild lurch of moving, hours disappear in search for … Continue reading Trippin’ Part Two: The Road Trip