Road Trips and Resistance Blog

Iceland Day 3 – Rainbow

After my late night with the puffins, I take the opportunity to rest in for the morning and enjoy camping, making myself eggs for breakfast. My ferry to the mainland isn’t till the afternoon,...

Iceland Day 2 – Puffins

I awoke early in Reykjavik, excited by the prospect of puffins. Such strange birds, living most of their lives on the open ocean and returning to land to breed in burrows on cliffs. I...

Death of a Brother

“Looking back, it is all frozen in time. It happened. It is always happening. If I lose myself, it never happened. But I cannot stay lost forever.”

Seeking Mastery

A friend accused me of being a risk seeker.

It wasn’t really an accusation, just an observation. She had read me describe the experience of doing aerobatics in a small plane. Skydiving. Wreck diving in the Canadian wilderness.

Eternity in the Wilderness

It was August of 1993, well remembered as the year before my first child was born. After a conference in Toronto, I headed north west. Surprisingly quickly, I left the city and suburbs of...

Rollercoasters Are Tame

Every year I go on the Cyclone in Coney Island, squeezing my corpulent frame behind the seat’s safety bar, rattling around through the wooden beams. It was built in 1927, and even with refurbishment...

Do You Want to Dance?

If you want to dance, you have to pretend to be confident and just ask her. I was at the after party for the Lady Parts Justice League 2nd Annual Golden Probe Awards, awarded...

New Camera

Preparing for a trip to Iceland this summer, I decided I wanted to up my game from taking photos with my cell phone, I wanted a serious zoom lens so I could take photos...

The Great American Eclipse

I have an agreement with my ex that I can use the car once a year for a road trip. So when I found out in 2017 that there was a total eclipse that would cross the entire US, I had to see it. I worked out that the last place I could see it before it headed out into the Atlantic was just outside Charleston SC, so I made plans.