Category Archives: Different Modes of Exploration

Surfaces

Virtues of Travel: Part 4 For my own part I am pleased enough with surfaces– in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child’s hand in your … Continue reading

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The Greatest Journey

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of That Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek … Continue reading

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What the Road Tells Us

Different Modes of Exploration #15, Part 2: Highway Aphorisms These were an enjoyable process to put together last week, and I only traveled through ten of the reflections.  I thought I would try out just a few more: 1. During … Continue reading

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Road Meditations

Different Modes of Exploration #15, Part 1: Highway Aphorisms Two weeks ago today I loaded up my Ford Focus and headed north into Wyoming for what turned out to be a ten-day, 3400 mile road trip to Oregon, on down … Continue reading

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Brewery Blogging

Different Modes of Exploration #14: The Multiple Purposes of Travel Writing Over the past two weeks, I’ve been focused on updating the web pages at my other blog/website, coloradobrewerydays.com.  While there’s still more work to be done, I’m quite happy … Continue reading

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From Trail Running to Slowing Down

Different Modes of Exploration #13: Walking Mindfully Not only am I examining a different mode of exploring in this post, but I’m also attempting a new form for this narrative, something along the lines of “traveling aphorisms,” (a new coinage). … Continue reading

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Summiting Seven Peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains

Different Modes of Exploration #12: Cross-country Hiking Photos Courtesy of Daniel Gray, © All Rights Reserved The guidebook warned of timber rattlesnakes lingering throughout the cienega (a hanging marsh high in the mountains). So as we step off the trail … Continue reading

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Born to Run?

Different Modes of Exploration #11: Trail Running I wake up with the question, “am I born to run?” turning in my mind.  Christopher McDougall’s book doesn’t pose the phrase as a question but as a statement.  At the 5 am … Continue reading

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A Glass Filled With Travel

Different Modes of Exploration #10: Wine My nose leans in towards the last sip of a Central California Pinot Noir, a grape varietal (one of my absolute favorites) described as “silky, complex, subtle and beautiful,” by the experienced wine enthusiast … Continue reading

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Gardening: A Day on the Earth

Over the past few weeks I’ve explored this theme of the present moment, of enjoying the familiar, of slowing down and taking-in the now.  It’s a concept I think we talk about often, so much so that maybe it’s become … Continue reading

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