Monarchs at 10,000 feet!

Climbing to apx. 3,000 meters, the view back is gorgeous… Notice the welcoming party of Monarchs fluttering here and here in the foreground?

We made it on horseback to the high mountains along the Michoacan/State of Mexico border and immersed ourselves in the magical wonderland of the Monarch butterfly‘s wintering biosphere reserve […]

Puebleando in Michoacan

Patzcuaro in Michoacan, a fantastically well-preserved colonial town, mostly dedicated to tourism, but still incredibly charming!

Adriana introduced me to a favorite Mexican pastime: puebleando… in English it might be “towning;” essentially driving from town to town in search of the serendipitous and fascinating, the cultural specialties, the curious hybrids produced by centuries […]

Seeing the Elephant in Copenhagen: A Blind Man’s Account

December 12, 2009 march of 100,000 through Copenhagen demanding Climate Justice and "System Change, Not Climate Change!" Note the power plant chugging along in the distant background!

It was impossible to be everywhere and know everything going on in Copenhagen, and any account can’t help but miss large parts of the story. There […]