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Stories from travels in

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I read this morning that on this day, back in 1386 , St John of Capistrano, leader of the 1456 Battle of Belgrade, was born.

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain and its message for me

Speaking from a Christian perspective, we live in a time a  time when overt expression of religious faith makes many feel uncomfortable. Bible verses and

East Jesus – the art in trash

Before we hit the dirt roads heading out of Niland towards Slab City, I lost the picture I had in my head of the East

Slab City

Off the grid in Slab City CA

The snowbirds who gravitate to Slab City in the Sonoran Desert in California are not your usual run-of-the-mill types that have condos in the Coachella

General George S Patton Memorial Museum Chiriaco Summit CA

General Patton Memorial Museum

I’m not one for guns. I’ve no great interest in tanks. But I will admit to a certain fascination with war. Travelling east on the

Alternative shopping in Palm Springs

It’s been five years since I was last in the Colorado Desert. [Confession: I had been referring to it as the California Desert (as it’s

Watching live crab at Redondo Pier CA

Going back in time – revisiting Torrance, CA

Way back when I moved to California, I remember feeling cheated. In my head, I was moving to Los Angeles, but my address said Torrance.

From boomtown to the boonies

I can’t get a handle on GPS. Being a moving blue dot on a screen just doesn’t do it for me. That annoying turn left,

Getting from A to B

Someone commented once that all too often we are so preoccupied with the destination that we forget to enjoy the journey. We’re so focused on

Joshua Tree

I met Bono, the Edge, and Adam Clayton back in 1983. We had a chat for 10 minutes or so in what was then the

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