Archive for September, 2008

The Maze

September 30, 2008

Now home from one of the most unearthly places on Earth, the Maze District in Canyonlands. I was on a guided trip with Escape Adventures that involved 5 days (3 on mountain bikes for about 80 miles and 2 on foot for another 20 or so), 4 nights, and an incredible journey through one of the harshest, weirdest, and most beautiful ecosystems on the planet.

Going to the Maze

September 24, 2008

Leaving today to go mountain biking in Canyonlands National Park on a trip with Escape Adventures. Coming home Monday or Tuesday.

I will leave you with this picture of me:

Totally indefensible

September 22, 2008

From The Independent (UK) in 2006:

“Last year, Goldman Sachs paid out $11.7 billion to its 22,425 employees…Hank Paulson, the chairman and chief executive, was paid $38 million in salary, shares and options – a 21 per cent increase on 2004. An average figure per staff member of $521,000 bursts through a barrier not even breached during the dot-com boom in 1999 and 2000.”

You think these folks (Paulson included) will kick that money back into the bottomless bailout package?

Radio interview

September 22, 2008

I was interviewed on Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters show last week talking about Ramble Colorado – check it out here.

$1 trillion?

September 19, 2008

I only hope Uncle Sam will bail me out after I get sick and go bust.


September 18, 2008

“John McCain has raised serious questions about whether he has the character to lead the nation. He has defaced his beloved military code of honor. He has run a dirty campaign.” – Time Magazine, Sept. 17, 2008

tax plans

September 17, 2008

Long time, no blog

September 15, 2008

I got busy lately and caught in a metaphysical rut. Since my last post, I spent a lot of time in my home office hammering out the next edition of Frommer’s Colorado and following the latest political and economic bombshells on the Internet. In the middle of it all the Democratic National Convention came to town. Then I went to Nashville.