This blog is for travelers and would-be travelers, fans of reading, writing and literature, and anyone with a questing spirit.
From my base in Los Angeles, I consider the endless adventure of living in the American West: life, culture, history, architecture and travel in California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, even Alaska. I also write about travel elsewhere in North America, Italy, Great Britain, France, China and anywhere else I go. During 2016, I’m devoting a series of posts to reporting on the multiple visits I’ve made to Europe, especially Italy. I’m also observing the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service with articles about western national parks.
I devote a lot of words to books, reading, writing and language. Libraries are a particular interest of mine, and you’ll find numerous articles here about libraries, including ones built with funds from the Carnegie foundation.
Sometimes I write about work and business, usually about video, multimedia and communications.
And music (but not just western music, even though Buck Owens really started something just up the road in Bakersfield).
The “Categories” menu in the right-hand navigation will give you an overview of the topics we’ve covered and let you pick your favorites.
I do not focus on politics or religion. I have strong political views, some of which appear here as inevitable reaction to the context of life.
I post new entries two to three times each week, typically on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
I welcome comments. Comments for this blog are moderated. A comment does not appear on the blog until it’s reviewed and approved. No profanity or offensive remarks or language will be tolerated. Period. I determine what meets those standards. Period.
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