Lessons From The Road: Adventures of Newbie Travel Traileristas, Part II

(I thought I should write about RBG. But I’ve already done that on Facebook. And others are more eloquent. I thought I should write about the ACLU; but I’ve already done that and donated. So instead, I’m just going to write about something more personal and less fraught with global importance. The fight can waitContinue reading “Lessons From The Road: Adventures of Newbie Travel Traileristas, Part II”

Survival Of … Whom?

“Survival of the fittest”: a phrase ripe for abuse and misinterpretation. And it’s cropped up recently in two ways that were so contradictory as to give me intellectual whiplash. An NFL quarterback claimed he’d trust in ‘survival of the fittest’ if he caught COVID-19, but, appropriately, backpedaled to make it clear he respects safety precautionsContinue reading “Survival Of … Whom?”


We were sitting on a riverbank in the Tahoe National Forest. Sand and pebbles. Cold, green water swirling in corners, pooling behind glacial boulders, flowing beneath pine trees. We were drinking rosé, eating cheese, olives, salami, and Marcona almonds in the shade, while the seven-year-old floated in an idle pool, relaxed as a leaf onContinue reading “Biophilia”


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