Posts Tagged ‘Thoreau’

Where the Grickle-Grass Grows

At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows …. From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss ________________________________________ Those who know and know that they know – they are the wise – follow them. Those who know but don’t know that they know – they are misguided – enlighten them. Those who don’t know and […]


A Lesson From Elephants About Family Disintegration

WARNING: This material is apt to be provocative, and for some, offensive. THE FIRST TIME I SAW ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD – in their habitat – was in 1982, in Africa, on the Serengeti. We had approached a “herd” of nervous elephants who quickly formed a circle while their “leader” trumpeted us a clear message: […]


The Spirit of Salcantay – Communion with the Cosmos in Our Virtual World

At 15,500 feet there isn’t much oxygen in the air. About half of what there is at sea level. It’s also cold. Really cold. The temperature drops about 3 degrees for each thousand feet in elevation. But there we were – our tents pitched in what used to be called the “Japanese Base Camp,” high […]


Where the Grickle Grasses Grow and Those Who Live There Don’t Know and Don’t Know They Don’t Know

At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows and no birds ever sing excepting old crows … is the street of the Lifted Lorax. From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Those who have been following our blogs may recall that last month we had the […]


A Visit to Eden, A Thought from Thoreau – and a Lesson for the Photographer

After a visit to our April 2010 blog, “Did the Wrong CAT take Over the Swamp?” Peter, a good friend and fellow photographer, asked me, “Are you a Photographer turned Planeteer, or a Planeteer turned Photographer?” I chuckled, “I’m a Photographer turned Planeteer!” Peter responded. “Thought so!” It wasn’t long after that quick exchange that […]