Tags » Tortoises


As I mentioned in my previous post, last week we hit a countdown milestone: 100 days remaining at post in Uzbekistan. But there’s another countdown happening at our house too: we’re waiting for our two desert tortoises to emerge from their second winter hibernation under our front lawn. 941 more words

Foreign Service

Galapagos Islands

Ecuador, December 2015

That time … I was disconnected

Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there I’ll tell you how I got disconnected from all signal from the air. 246 more words

Galapagos - From Bluefooted Boobies to Swimming with Sharks

Galapagos Islands: the very name conjures up images of a mysterious paradise, of unique species of animals that have adapted to their environment is special ways.   740 more words

Some of the Top-Selling Reptiles of the Past Twelve Months and the Reasons Why

Like most other businesses the reptile business faces periods of growth and retraction. Since this is a relatively new business as far as we know, some of these ebbs and flows can seem both exciting and disheartening to someone who has no records to fall back on. 766 more words


Anywhere but Here Daydreams... on my mind today: adventure travel!

“I look forward to the Galapagos with more interest than any other part of the voyage. They abound with active volcanoes, and, I should hope, contain Tertiary strata. 54 more words

The Enchanted Bamboo Forest

Standing still, as would a hunter viewing its prey, I let the moment absorb me. On another day, in another time, I might say “I absorb the moment.” But not this day. 511 more words


Putting the Hair on the Heron

(A collaboration with Colin Herd written for Steven J. Fowler’s Enemies project:

The piece was performed in York on Jan 13th, 2017. Footage can be found… 971 more words

Current Emanations