Old Car City

Wabi-Sabi: a Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty and serenity in objects, landscapes, and designs that are simple, imperfect, and impermanent. Wabi is about recognizing beauty in simplicity. Sabi is concerned with the passage of time, the way all things grow, age, and decay, and how … Continue readingOld Car City

Fishing Fox

Too Hot for Bears We’re sitting on a dilapidated old viewing platform above the O’Malley river in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.  The views are expansive.  Up the river, I can see the O’Malley Lake to my right, mountains across the valley in front of me, … Continue readingFishing Fox

Kodiak Brown Bears

A Different Culture The bears in Kodiak are different than other bears I’ve been around. Like people, various populations have their own cultures and dialects.  The body language that might tell a Katmai bear to settle down would send a Kodiak brown bear running over … Continue readingKodiak Brown Bears