Tag Archives: travel

Fred Hutch at ONA14 in Chicago

A team from the Fred Hutch communications team just spent several days at the Online News Association conference in Chicago. It was a fast and productive time, and it was interesting to see how people in the journalism industry view … Continue reading

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‘It’s livin’ that’s hard’

“Dying is easy. It’s livin’ that’s hard…” ~ The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash I’m in Salt Lake City, Utah this week visiting my extended family because we lost a couple important family members last week. We’re all attending viewings … Continue reading

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What’s a little motorcycle trip among friends?

On Americans’ wanderlust: NBC’s John Brecher recently photographed and interviewed people who were buying into a hopeless dream. They were purchasing Powerball tickets in Queens, NY. Each of them understood the futility of their action. One man even admitted to … Continue reading

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Wenatchee to Richland

Wenatchee calls itself the apple capitol of the world for good reason. They take apple production seriously. I ride through mile after mile of apple farms, and each orchard is miles long. Each tree looks pregnant with hundreds of apples … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rules of The Ride

I packed for The Ride today. It was just for practice, to see if I could get everything into the on-board luggage. It all fit except for my sleeping bag. I’ll wrap that in plastic and tie it to the … Continue reading

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One month and counting until The Ride

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell I’ve got one month until I take The Ride. Gathering necessary gear and mapping the route is detailed, granular work that requires sustained focus. I’m getting it … Continue reading

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The Ride is coming

It finally happened. My father lost his part-time job last night when he simply walked off during his shift. It didn’t happen because he hates the job or because he’s got a bad boss. It happened because the dementia of … Continue reading

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