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High Adventure and Strange Characters

A Dozen Books that Made Me Who I Am, for Better or for Worse

They say if you want to write well, you need to be well-read, and while I may be deficient on a pile of classics and must-reads so vast that it seems hopeless to ever tackle it, I do try to do my homework, especially when it comes to the style of writing I’ve elected as my primary mode of creative expression: non-fiction. 2,536 more words

Books & Print

Titicaca and Copacabana, Bolivia

Today is the 25th day of January 2015 and we have an early start again. We board a regular bus from La Paz to Copacabana, a small pleasant little town with definitely no bearing to its counterpart in Brazil. 436 more words

Travel Destinations

Three travelogues: Catharsis, Humor and Science!

I was never really much into reading travelogues. But, thanks to a friend, I discovered the genre recently and was lucky enough to get my hands on some really different styles. 1,050 more words

Random Mad Thoughts


April 28th in history:

On April 28th, 1947, explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmates began a voyage on the raft “Kon-Tiki,” to prove that people from South America could have settled Pacific islands. 80 more words

Today In History

The Utopia Experiment - The inconvenient reality of Greenism...

… and its close relatives self-sustainability, simpler lifestyles and general hippie-ness. It short, it won’t work.

How do we know?  Courtesy of a group of bipedal lab rats headed up by one Dylan Evans, author of… 581 more words


reading > kon-tiki

Real talk, guys. This dude’s name is Thor.

Thor was trying to tell peeps that the ancient Peruvians migrated across the Pacific to the islands of what is now Polynesia. 116 more words


“Classroom under Sail”—aboard the Thor Heyerdahl—arrives in Cuba

After several months of travel, the 36 crew members of the German three-mast topsail schooner Thor Heyerdahl arrived in Pinar del Río, Cuba, where they will remain until Wednesday. 258 more words