Reforestation and Waterfall Hike

Reforestation and Waterfall Hike

November 28, 2017

“Combine the adventure of travel with the compassion of volunteer work” - Las Olas Travel

I’ve always had a passion for traveling, but even more so traveling with meaning. How do we make an adventure meaningful to not just ourselves but the people around us?

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Fear not the Sirens of Lake Annecy

Fear not the Sirens of Lake Annecy

November 22, 2017

With the train screeching into the station, my two travel friends and I wiped the sleep from our eyes and unsteadily shuffled towards the exit doors. Stepping down onto the platform, I read aloud, “Annecy” which was written in several locations of the station.

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Life is an Adventure

Life is an Adventure

November 15, 2017

Pura Vida, as they say in Costa Rica. It means Pure Life and it’s the perfect phrase to describe the wonders of life here in Costa Rica. Yes, I’m living the dream in Costa Rica! My first time visiting this breathtaking country I led a volunteer trip for two weeks with 15 students from Texas State University.

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A Rejection of Time

A Rejection of Time

November 08, 2017

Lately, I’ve begun to think outside of time, outside of days. After all, time is a man-made notion. 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 52 weeks in a year (save those nasty leap years), an uncertain amount of years in a life. The hard beginnings and hard endings of days and years are the catalysts of unhappiness.

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Van Horn, Texas

Van Horn, Texas

October 11, 2017

Running virtually across the state of Texas is once again proving to be a challenge. With working, adventuring and recovering from the injuries sustained while adventuring, I am having a hard time getting in the miles and am pretty far behind schedule in both running and writing.

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Millan Lives Large

Millan Lives Large

July 26, 2017

We have never spoken of our competition. Yet, when I am on island it is always a race to see who reaches the kitchen first. Making the morning coffee is an honor that goes to the earliest of early birds. I know my friend Millan takes great pride in beating me there. 

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Random Encounters

Random Encounters

June 13, 2017

I was thirty minutes early and he was half-an-hour late.
That gave me time to drink three Belikens and make a new friend.
Dyonisa Acosta owns the beer joint at the bus stop where the Southern Highway forks; east goes to Punta Gorda and west heads to the remote villages of the Maya Mountains. It is a busy intersection. Buses and bicycles are the preferred means of transportation in this part of the country. That makes a bus stop beer joint a good place to relax and watch the world go by.

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Second Impression

Second Impression

June 13, 2017

I have always wanted my own IMDb entry.
So when one of my grad school buddies told me he was making a feature length movie in Austin, I raised my hand to volunteer. Since I can’t act, I was thrilled when he offered me the position of executive producer. That sounded like an impressive title, but I soon came to learn that the role consisted of only one real responsibility – writing a check. 

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