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Uncategorized / 03.06.2009

  [caption id="attachment_45" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Tom Coyle keeping our bike paths graffiti free. He's The Tagenator"][/caption]     Graffiti is one of those things you expect to see in any modern city. Madison, Wisconsin is no exception. But on the Capital City Trail it’s disappointing to see these foolish expressions of adolescent anxiety along this paved scenic path designated for bikes and pedestrians. Finishing my run this morning I came across a tag in purple spray paint that bisected the yellow line in clear view of traffic in both directions. An amateur...

Interview, National Parks, Podcast, Yosemite / 03.06.2009

[caption id="attachment_38" align="alignleft" width="205"] The National Parks: America's Best Idea co-producer Dayton Duncan[/caption] The new PBS film series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” enjoyed its world premiere at the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride Colorado.  Festival attendees had the opportunity to see all 6 episodes of this 12-hour Ken Burns documentary on the big screen. Not at all once but over three days. As you can imagine the film lived up to expectations. The most beautiful landscapes of North America were the perfect backdrop to portray the history...

Uncategorized / 01.06.2009

End one journey and another begins. A stack of papers clutters my desk this morning. Some accumulated in my absence. Others I plopped to the top of the pile in a wad in the process of unpacking after a 10-day Joy Trip.             If only it was a matter of processing all the stories I collected. I was a fabulous adventure driving across the prairies of Iowa and Nebraska to attend the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride Colorado. I’m also faced with a backlog of projects in process and an obsolete...

Podcast / 09.01.2009

Greg Mortenson was eager to make a difference. It didn’t matter that he was just one guy working alone. He got it into his head that he was going to build a school for the children of a remote village in the high mountains of Pakistan. But what Mortenson didn’t realize was that even with the best of intentions his well meaning plans to selflessly help others would meet only with frustration and failure. It wasn’t until he discovered the collective power of cooperation that he would meet and exceed...

Podcast / 01.01.2009

[audio mp3="http://joytrip2019.mhwebstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/FindingBeauty003.mp3"][/audio]Shattered. The broken pieces of a world torn apart by war and a planet devastated by greed and corruption lie scattered at our feet. In her new book, “Finding Beauty in a Broken World” poet and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams brings together the tattered fragments of our times into a literary mosaic of peace and reconciliation. From the charred ruins of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11, to endangered prairie dogs of Utah, to the creation of a memorial to the 10s of thousands who...