The first Mojave desert trip filled right up so I have added a second one that runs April 9-15. Looks like it’s going to be a great year for flowers. Last year sure was. The cost has remained unchanged for the last five or six years. Here is an article on Death Valley from the November New Yorker. I think I will continue to lead trips to Serengeti in Tanzania and the Mojave Desert until I can no longer move my body. Both places are sacred to me and feed my soul. And I’ll always bring a bunch of hula hoops to the Mojave so that we can hoop at Badwater–the lowest place in the Western Hemisphere.
The trip to Bhutan in May is full. Both trips to Brazil in June and July are almost full. Every other outing has plenty of room at this point. I just headed off to Ecuador to lead my 26th trip to that part of the world. The next trip there will be in 2019.
It was exactly 370 days ago that I fell very hard and completely tour three out of four tendons on my rotator cuff. After two surgeries, two of the three tendons are holding, but the third is not. Pain is intermittent but manageable. Physical therapy for the next five or six months will determine how much I am able to get back to normal. It will never be 100% but I’ll settle for 85%. We shall see.
My theme song for the next year is this classic from the 60’s- WORK TOGETHER. And my New Year’s Resolution, which I came up with several years ago and have decided to keep it for every year, is always to ask myself…
Here’s my most recent perspective on barn owls that ran on KQED couple weeks ago.