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The Joy Trip Project

Interview, National Parks, Podcast, Yosemite / 03.06.2009

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 in the wilds of the west were the perfect backdrop to portray the history of our wonderful National Parks. Though Ken...

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

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 died...

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