Journal

...we want our heroes to be flawed like we are. They assure us that our weaknesses, addictions, moral lapses, and compromises are not unusual. Such heroes become mirrors reflecting a comfortable image that says, "Hey, don't get so uptight about your failures and lapses... We're all like this.

― Michael W Smith
Death by dongle

Death By Dongle

We’re in mid-packing for a longterm overseas assignment.  Naturally, we want to travel light and this is a perfect time to rid myself of all

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The Elven Forest Epiphany

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax the Elven Forest Epiphany

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The Chieftains of Jingada

Six hours over open ocean by banana boat and then 90-minutes more up a flooded, croc-infested river called the Gira, lay the village of Jingada.

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My Date with Gimli

Got a call from the local Film Commissioner looking to house a Yeti. “A what?” I asked. “A Yeti… Y-E-T-I… you know, an Abominable Snowman,

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Up the Yellowknife

Jack Stefanyk leaned on his paddle and chewed his lip looking off a rock outcrop down at the river raging below. I looked down at the river,

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Blood Moon on the wane

The September 27, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse was the grand finale in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad. The first

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