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Running on Empty in Anza-Borrego

As you take the I-76 to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the road descends relentlessly. This is a good thing, considering there hasn’t been a gas stations for miles and my friend Dave and I are nearing empty. 636 more words

The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless ~ Nonfiction Book Review

This is the response to Into the Wild written by Chris McCandless’s sister, Carine. It’s supposed  to be the ‘real’ story, the one that helps readers to better understand Chris’s actions, and why they weren’t as rash or reckless or selfish as some people believe. 137 more words


Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

Greetings from Fairbanks! This is the last you shall here from me Wayne.


In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt.

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Non Fiction

Welcome to Alaska

Young, visiting photographer Christian McLeod from Ireland went looking for a taste of Anchorage’s big wild life on Sunday only to fall victim to one of the city’s oldest urban nightmares – the smash and grab. 941 more words


Chris McCandless' Conflict: Through an Ethical Communication Lens

You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience.

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My Writing

Into the Wild

There is a certain spirit that we all share that can be called “wanderlust.” It is why travel blogs are so very popular, the vicarious thrill. 177 more words


Lost, found, abandoned

Do you stay, or do you go?

Here’s the situation: You and your friends have just spent a couple of hours battling your way 20 miles down a muddy four-wheeler trail on your way to a hunting camp still deeper into remote country off Alaska’s Glenn Highway when you encounter another hunter lost for days. 1,952 more words