Monthly Archives: November 2015

Profile Response: Chip Lindsey, Scienceworks, Ashland, OR

The natural history museum in Ashland is extinct. It was a great idea, with lots of money and a spiffy building back in 1993. But after three years, the museum closed and the building was shuttered for six years. Community … Continue reading

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Nature Bats Last Radio Interview

On Tuesday 11/17 I was the interview guest on prn.fm radio program, Nature Bat’s Last to discuss my journey and question to date.  Here is a podcast link for anyone interested in listening to the program.

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Trip Log – Day 197 – Scottsdale, AZ to Tempe, AZ

November 18, 2015 – Sun, 65 degrees Miles Today: 39 Miles to Date: 10,142 States to Date: 26 My hosts, Janice and Stew, are long time Scottsdale residents who suggested I visit Pablo Soleri’s studio, only a few miles away … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Dorothy and Steve Miner, Ashland, OR

Despite my attempt not to draw conclusions across people I talk with until my journey is over, some themes are so striking they cannot be ignored. Without exception, every person I speak with who’s made a non-economic life choice – … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 196 –Scottsdale, AZ

November 17, 2015 – Sun, 60 degrees Miles Today: 26 Miles to Date: 10,103 States to Date: 26 Lifestyles of the rich and famous! I loitered all morning at my hosts’ house, overlooking the pool and golf course in the … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Brian Heron, Presbyterian Minister, Grant’s Pass, OR

Brian Heron moves from place to place working himself out of a job. He’s a peculiar expert; taking the helm at a struggling congregation and transitioning it into something stable, though that often means merging or closing a church. He … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 195 – Sun City, AZ to Scottsdale, AZ

November 16, 2015 – Clouds, 55 degrees Miles Today: 48 Miles to Date: 10,077 States to Date: 26 When I was a pudgy seven-year-old with a girder & panel construction set and a binder full of house plan sketches, Del … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Meadow Martell, Cave Junction, OR

Sometimes it seems as it Oregon is paved with chewing gum. So many people come here, or just plan to pass through, and wind up sticking around. Margaret Martell was 21 years old, on her way to Alaska. When she … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 194 –Wickenburg, AZ to Sun City, AZ

November 15, 2015 – Rain, 55 degrees Miles Today: 38 Miles to Date: 10,029 States to Date: 26 I arrived in Sun City in the rain. Which only goes to proves that wherever I go in this country, the weather … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Rick Mangella, Franklin NC

“The problem with your trip is that you are missing the hiker/biker culture.” Rick Mangella (alias at his request) tapped his unlit Marlboro against his hard pack on the table in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hall in Crescent City, CA, … Continue reading

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