Where to Find Great Vegan Food…

Hoping to help travelers searching for great vegan eats in the following locales: Seoul-Tokyo-Koyasan-Kyoto. By no means exhaustive, it’s up to date at present time. Yes, these places indeed do still exist (although hours may be a bit crazy at times). Please get HappyCow app to find addresses, phone numbers and mostly accurate operating hours….

Chang Cheng: I am here

The Great Wall.  “Yahweh” first taught me about this place. That’s Professor Hall Peebles of Wabash College. Circa 1997, he opened my eyes to other faiths, cultures, traditions.  This had a profound impact on the course of my future.  Stories of ancient Chinese traditions flowed from his lips, as the trusty tissue in his hand…

What the F–k is Wrong With Me?!

My boy Charlie was right— Not this Charlie… these are the best of times and worst of times. Yes, as many of you all know, I had an amazing expedition to and through Asia this summer. As many of you may not know, I even got to embrace and kiss beautiful women in Thailand &…

Curated Photo IX

The penultimate picture in the series… Even at 35,000 feet, the mountains looked close enough to touch.  This is the same range seen by night in yesterday’s post, Curated Photo VIII. Flying over Canada, nearly at the Alaskan border, I was stunned by this view. Reflecting later, I realized how so many of us take…

A Curated Photo Just for You: Part II

In this series I will be choosing my ten favorite photos of summer to share with each of you. The first was featured in yesterday’s post, the second is now… Fire in the Sky  As we sped through Ako, Japan on a Shinkansen bullet train at around 150 mph, I shot this from the comfort…

Expedition:Asia 2016 Curations Part I

Welcome to the first installment! I was going to begin this tomorrow but I’m looking forward to it too much. Such is the life of someone who has been spending way too much time alone for extended stretches (punctuated by extremely social snippets).  For new visitors, please check out some posts from the past month…

Journey to Koyasan

Glad my phone’s still here; wallet,too. There are no locks on doors here, at the 900 year old Rengejoin Buddhist temple on the sacred Koyasan mountain. During evening meditation, my phone and wallet were left unattended for a couple of hours.  I left behind most of mainstream civilization. This being modern-advanced Japan, however, there is…

A Sacred Space

Mount Inari: one of the most fascinating, interesting, intriguing, uplifting, cool, spiritual places I have ever visited. Yes, there are legions of tourists below at the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Especially when you do exactly as a more experienced American traveler in Japan told you exactly not to do, by going in the afternoon….

Motorcycle Drive-By: Excerpt of Never Before Seen Draft

Gall-Wright-Busch: The Three Amigos. In 1995, they led ‘Bash in a sweep of the top five spots within a tough regional meet in Michigan. They did it while wearing tiny red shorts in a blizzard, charging through shin-deep ice water in places. They went on to place 3rd in the NCAA Division III Cross Country…