To Push Back the Darkness

We strive so hard to share. From a technological standpoint, one thread of our cumulative history as a species has been our growing ability to communicate – more information, faster dissemination, ever larger audiences.

Threaded throughout this whole, our logic and emotions weave from the dual hemispheres of our left and right brains a warp and weft of fact and fiction that create those tapestries we want others around us to see.

And after all these cultural millennia, we still best understand these efforts through the structure of narrative. Our storytelling still resonates our shared bonding around smoky campfires pushing back the threatening darkness around us…and existential loneliness within.

And so we share. More. Faster. Broader. Hope and fear equally driving our ebb and flow.

At the end of the day, as shadows lengthen and campfires are lit once again to drive away the dark terrors of night and soul, connection still remains a wonder and a mystery, a flicker of light in the darkness… a beacon of hope,

Our yearning,

Our goal.

Overland Expo EAST Pics

It was billed “the world’s most unique event for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, with hundreds of session-hours of classes for 4-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycling, inspirational programs, the Overland Film Festival, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, food, and a large expo featuring over 150 vendors of adventure travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services.”

Owned and operated by Jonathan and Roseann Hanson, this annual Arizona event, now in its sixth year, expanded East for 2014 and, at least from my perspective, seems to have been a first year success. Continue reading Overland Expo EAST Pics

Overland Expo EAST

We’re in Asheville, North Carolina this weekend to take part in the first ever eastern Overland Expo. Befitting, perhaps, is the fact that it rained all day and the entrance into the camping area became a huge mud run (in which most folks seemed to be having a fine time sliding around.) Jeeps? Sliding. Four-wheel drive trucks (mine included) – the same. But we’re now parked on the hillside looking down towards the lake and events have warmed into full swing. For more info you can check out overlandexpo.com.

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