Regrowth in Lava

Mid-November, 2018   Four months after the lava ceased flowing, I walked over the narrowest part of the River of Lava which is several miles east of our farm. As I carefully tapped my way across the hardened lava, I noted signs of regrowth.  The trees burned and pushed over by the force of theContinue reading “Regrowth in Lava”

Living the Dream on Hawai’i Island

The Lava has come and gone, as it has for millions of years. Some folks are heading back to the mainland or Alaska after losing their homes to the will of Pele, goddess of lava. Many farm families shrug off the inconvenience of access roads to markets that are still blocked by lava.  They continueContinue reading “Living the Dream on Hawai’i Island”

After the Lava Sleeps

On December 10, 2018 a group of displaced Puna residents met at Nanawale Community Association longhouse to hear about the future of Highway 132 from representatives of the County of Hawai’i, the government entity for the region.  Approximately 25-30 people attended from the 50 or more households with no road access to their properties surroundedContinue reading “After the Lava Sleeps”

Are Railways in Peril?

National Rail Networks :: A Look Back in Time The world’s first national rail networks were constructed in Britain, with the first inter-city line connecting the industrial midland city Manchester with the port of Liverpool in 1830. So, are you wondering, which country forged a national rail network next?  France? Sweden, the United States? ItContinue reading “Are Railways in Peril?”

Museum of Political Corruption

Check the transparency and  ethics of government and corporate management daily. Maybe hourly? Teachers, create a popular lesson by displaying the reach and excesses of political corruption all the way into the classroom. Random browsers, visit the Facebook presence of the Museum of Political Corruption No building is big enough to hold the documented and undocumentedContinue reading “Museum of Political Corruption”

Footsteps of the Saint-Simonians in Cairo

When I visited Cairo in 2013 the Arab Spring had not yet devolved to utter bloody chaos throughout the region, though anyone could see the trend.  In Cairo I sought the Franciscan Friars’ Oriental Studies Library intent on researching the pioneering men and women who traveled from France to Egypt in 1833-34 with Barthélemy ProsperContinue reading “Footsteps of the Saint-Simonians in Cairo”

Railway Museum in Cairo Reopened

    In March, 2016 the Egyptian Railway Museum reopened. Photo Gallery of the renovated museum.         Nearly three years ago, during May 2013, while visiting Cairo, I planned to see the Egyptian Railway Museum which occupies a portion of Ramses Station on the edge of a vast area of traffic flyovers, market stalls andContinue reading “Railway Museum in Cairo Reopened”

Exploring Female Adventurers at London’s Women of the World Festival

Originally posted on Nellie Bly in the Sky:
Sunday 13 March, 11.30 a.m.  SOUTHBANK CENTRE, London    As part of the Women of the World Festival 2016,  I am inviting women to ignite their own adventurous spirits through the journeys of  women explorers — past and present — who defied convention, pushed limits and travelled…

Falcon Dam :: Rio Grande

The 1953 dedication of Falcon Dam created a massive reservoir on the Rio Bravo del Norte, aka Rio Grande. Farmers and villagers were displaced on both sides of the river. A city on the Mexican side was flooded, the inhabitants relocated to new homes built for them by the Mexican government. Towns and farms onContinue reading “Falcon Dam :: Rio Grande”

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