If you are looking for a peripatetic philosopher, keen observer, challenger of the status quo, appreciator of all that is grand, noticeable, and worthy, and someone who’s handy with tools, you may have come to the wrong site.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

— Alan Watts

Hello. I’m Robert*. I’m an ordinary guy — not that there’s anything wrong with that. I travel to faraway lands and connect with the people I meet wherever my journey leads, in my attempt to make sense of our amazing and wonderful world.

I am a passionately curious citizen of this world with an appetite for adventure, slow travel, nature, fresh air (and breathing in general), beauty, photography, cultures, authenticity, integrity, new ideas, noble ideals, good dogs, kindness, compassion, good coffee, wool socks, maple syrup, and reliable machines.

I have little time for pretentious, narcissistic, narrow minded, lying, manipulative, unkind individuals. Life is too short for that sort of drama.

I’m a sailor, a motorcyclist, a racer, an overlander,  a voyager. I have run seven marathons, I’m a licensed amateur radio operator, have seen more people in pain than any one individual should, but, oddly enough, I don’t know how to ride a horse.

On this site you will find miscellany thoughts and links I found interesting, however your mileage may vary. Your experience is different. So please mind the gap.

You may also want to know that I am currently under a long-term contract to a bossy, sturdy, wilfully stubborn, active three-year old, 17 lb. Cairn Terrier named Skye.

Interested to know more? Really? Go live your life. Go make your own mistakes, as I have. Get outside. Travel. Learn something new. Get to know the world. It’s big and beautiful and divers and mostly good. Go experience it for yourself. You don’t get another shot at this.

I hope you are well.


*Some people call me Bob, and that’s okay too.