A Brief, Half-Assed, Unsuccessful Attempt at Being Vegan

I love meat. Bacon, medium-rare steak, charcuterie platters, Buffalo style chicken wings, those little cubes of ham in a salad bar, a big greasy cheeseburger, and anything and everything that comes from the ocean. I’ve tried horse, dog, tongue, bone marrow, monkey brain, chili powder coated grasshoppers, and most recently, snapping turtle. So why would … Continue reading A Brief, Half-Assed, Unsuccessful Attempt at Being Vegan

Mt. Everest, seen from Nagarkot, Nepal (November, 2000)

While You Are There: Chances are slim to none that you'll only be going to Nagarkot. You'll probably be in Kathmandu and there is plenty to do there. But if you've been living in India for the past four months on a vegetarian diet, I strongly recommend against gorging yourself on a steak at one of … Continue reading Mt. Everest, seen from Nagarkot, Nepal (November, 2000)

Boulderites: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Part 1)

People in Boulder are, well, to put it nicely, eclectic. No, I'm just going to say it. They are weird, really weird. As much as I enjoy the extreme friendliness of the overwhelming majority of people I interact with in town, there's a reason I live in isolation in the mountains. But even so, I … Continue reading Boulderites: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Part 1)