For the better part of a month, I monitored the forecast for Death Valley on a near-daily basis. I waited patiently for high winds, but the weather just wouldn’t cooperate. Everyday was more of the same: highs in the 70s and 80s with little to no wind. It was great […]
When I woke up this morning, I looked out my bedroom window to the east. To my surprise, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I then walked to a north-facing window. From this vantage point, I could see dark clouds and what looked like an approaching storm. For the […]
My wife and I left Chicago without a destination — or even a partially planned itinerary. We simply started driving west. Along the way, we passed through several small farm towns in northern Illinois. And, life seemed normal. The fields were planted, people were outside, and restaurants were open. There […]
After two lengthy delays, including an unscheduled stop in Newfoundland, our flight finally arrived in Iceland. We were relieved to be on the ground, but our journey was far from over. Our hotel on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula was still three hours away. On our way to the hotel, we stopped […]
Six or seven years ago, I received a print of the Hermosa Beach pier. In retrospect, it was an unremarkable photo of one of the least famous piers in Southern California. But I loved the image nonetheless. It reminded me of home, particularly after I moved to the Midwest in 2013.