Crossing Uneven Ground
How to Visit a Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)
How to Visit a Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

How to Visit a Japanese Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

Japan’s northern most island, Hokkaido, is a lot like my native Wisconsin. There are four seasons and the landscape is a patchwork of farm fields and forest. Agriculture is big here. We are visiting in autumn and trees I recognize…

Wisconsin Photography 2016 Exhibit Includes Two Wolf River Photographs
Wisconsin Photography 2016 Exhibit Includes Two Wolf River Photographs

Wisconsin Photography 2016 Exhibit Includes Two Wolf River Photographs

  Wustum Art Museum- I’m pleased to announce that two of my Wolf River photographs have been selected for Wisconsin Photography 2016, a competition organized by the Racine Art Museum’s (RAM) Wustum Museum. Every three years RAM sponsors a show…

Wolf River Photograph Selected for Gallery
Wolf River Photograph Selected for Gallery

Wolf River Photograph Selected for Gallery

I’m happy to announce that a Wolf River photograph of mine has been selected for a gallery show in Athens, Greece. Blank Wall Gallery is mounting an exhibit entitled “Dreamlike Landscapes” and my photograph “Wolf River – Midstream Ice” has been…

Three Miracles in Botswana
Three Miracles in Botswana

Three Miracles in Botswana

Miracle #3 –  Exploring The African Wilderness – Safely –  Recently there was a tragic incident in South Africa where a woman was killed by a lion at a wildlife park. Since then I’ve had a couple dozen queries from friends asking if…

Three Miracles in Botswana
Three Miracles in Botswana

Three Miracles in Botswana

Miracle #2 – So Far We Haven’t Screwed It Up. Given the human mania for fencing in, plowing up, building on and paving over much of the earth’s surface, it is miraculous that the Okavango Delta’s rich wilderness hasn’t been…

Reasons To Go On An African Safari Even Though You Can’t Afford It
Reasons To Go On An African Safari Even Though You Can’t Afford It

Reasons To Go On An African Safari Even Though You Can’t Afford It

Guilt Trip. I felt guilt when I wrote the check for our trip to Botswana in Africa. Guilt because the roofing on our house will probably have to withstand another few Wisconsin winters. Guilt because the cold wind seeping in…

Driving Around Milos
Driving Around Milos

Driving Around Milos

Like Santorini, its more glitzy neighbor to the southwest, Milos is a geological wonder. It is a dry, desert-like island with great beaches and quaint, whitewashed villages up in the mountains but unlike Santorini it is not overrun with tourists.…

Photo Tip – Avoiding the Chaos and Crowds in Mykonos Town – Get Up Early
Photo Tip – Avoiding the Chaos and Crowds in Mykonos Town – Get Up Early

Photo Tip – Avoiding the Chaos and Crowds in Mykonos Town – Get Up Early

“Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals.” Aldo Leopold from A Sand County Almanac. My reason for coming to Mykonos was to get to Delos. Delos is a small island off Mykonos and it’s one of the most…

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