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  • Tunes Played On A Tropical Piano Fri, 5 May 17, 9:02am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Contents: Adventure, plus minimal science. Feel free to ignore this if you wish. After I wrote my last piece about my trip to Fiji, things...
  • The Grand Canyon of the Mind Thu, 17 Sep 15, 1:18pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (Part 5 of an ongoing series … Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) Ever since I was a kid I wanted to live to be 103 years old, because I’ve always wanted to see what will be going...
  • Get Your Kicks on Route Sixty-Six Fri, 11 Sep 15, 2:56pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (Part 4 of an ongoing series … Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) After it got to 110°F (43°C) yesterday afternoon at Willow Beach, and after a very warm night’s lack of rest in the tent,...
  • Las Vegas, AKA Los Voraces Thu, 10 Sep 15, 1:15pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (This is Part 3 of an ongoing digression … see Part 1 and Part 2. We rolled out of Tonopah in the morning, and straight on through Nevada. Mostly what Nevada has are long valleys separated...
  • Darcy Farrow Tue, 8 Sep 15, 4:03pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach “Where the Walker runs down to the Carson Valley plains, There lived a maiden, Darcy Farrow was her name. The daughter of old Dundee and a fair one was she, The sweetest flower that bloomed...
  • Slip Slidin’ Away Mon, 7 Sep 15, 10:30am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach So, my gorgeous ex-fiancee says to me “Did you forget anything”? I sez, “If I did I don’t remember it!”, and we’re on the road again...
  • The Art of Art Thu, 27 Nov 14, 1:53pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I’d write about something other than science. A few weekends ago, I went by kayak across Tomales Bay from Marshall to Lairds Landing, where I lived...
  • Da Train, Boss, Da Train Mon, 8 Sep 14, 6:16am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (Final part of the voyage, see also Part 1, Part 2 , Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) The early morning bus dropped me off in Salem, Oregon, where I find out that the Friday train is $60 cheaper...
  • Gray Sun, 7 Sep 14, 6:16am
    Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach (Part 5 of the voyage, see also Part 1, Part 2 , Part 3, and Part 4) … After going to sleep at sea just outside Cape Flattery, with a clear night, stars, and miles of visibility, I...
  • The Strait of Juan de Fuca Fri, 5 Sep 14, 11:23am
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (Part 4 of the voyage, see also Part 1, Part 2 , and Part 3) …Up early and we’re off for Galiano Island, where the Captain has a good friend he wants to visit...
  • Anchors Aweigh At Last Thu, 4 Sep 14, 2:55pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (Part 3 of the voyage, see also Part 1 and Part 2) … In the morning, the Captain drove the thirty miles back to Campbell River and bought a used outboard, a 6 horsepower Sailmaster...
  • Fetching the Tow Boat Wed, 3 Sep 14, 5:48pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A week or two ago I started the tale of my most recent voyage, as first mate on a fishing boat delivery from northern Vancouver Island to Oregon … difficulty factor: we needed to use...
  • Boat Delivery Fri, 1 Aug 14, 6:19pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Last night I turned to the gorgeous ex-fiancee and said “Man, I can’t believe I’m shipping out to sea again! I thought I would have learned my lesson by now”...
  • The DDP Conference Mon, 28 Jul 14, 2:19pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I had the great pleasure of being invited to give a presentation at the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) conference this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee...
  • Onwards, Ever Onwards Fri, 25 Jul 14, 4:07pm
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been remiss in my duties as travel correspondent. When last heard from, the gorgeous ex-fiancee and I were rolling out of Butte, Montana in a rented car. At the end of the day, we...
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