Shannon County is located in southwestern South Dakota and is the only county completely contained within the Pine Ridge Reservation for the Oglala Sioux. Natalie and I moved to the small town of Kyle in the north east of the reservation this July where Natalie will work as a 1st grade teacher in the Little … Continue reading

Green Living, Circa A.D. 550 – (Mesa Verde National Park)

Heading east from Paria Canyon we traveled through the Navajo Nation. This beautiful high dessert region of the United States has been home to people for millennia, and it’s easy to see why. Painted landscapes, towering plateaus, burning sunsets, and monoliths of ancient stone; the ‘four corners’ region is wide and sparsely populated. Rising higher in … Continue reading

Green Straw Culture – (Monterey, CA)

My mind is blown.  Having unsuccessfully looked for a local cafe (which appears to no longer exist), Chris and I stepped into the neighboring Starbucks for some quiet time of blogging and journaling.  It took us two hours of sitting quietly, sipping our respective caffeinated beverages among countless other customers sitting with their computers, smartphone, … Continue reading

A Ferlinghetti of the Mind – (San Francisco)

Beat culture abounds in San Francisco; it may even be responsible for the crazy creative vibe that seems to emanate up from the sidewalks and flow from the faucets. In wandering, we happened upon City Lights bookstore, the love child of beat poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.  In addition to the impressively esoteric collection of books for … Continue reading

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