Travel Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, Lake Mead Topographical Map (Some rights reserved) From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. = Las sugerencias de viaje inusuales son lecciones de baile de Dios. = Ausgefallene Reisevorschläge sind Tanzstunden von Gott.– Kurt Vonnegut There is no travel without learning …

Mexico Notebook

Photo: Venus (Some rights reserved) Many books have been written about Mexico under the guise of ‘guidebooks’ that, in reality, are nothing more than compilations of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, along with a few tips about where to buy authentic handicrafts that almost look as if they came from Mexico and not Taiwan … These …

Ethics Notebook

Photo: Zion National Park (Some rights reserved) Treat others the way they would like to be treated.– Platinum Rule Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.– Wendell Berry It seems to me that if we can imagine the injustice, then we can imagine its opposite.– Paul Keating, (sampled in …

Desert Notebook

Photo: Neal Wellons, Joshua Trees (Some rights reserved) It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms.– John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who …

Learning Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, European Ecotourism Conference (Some rights reserved) Think of what you are teaching = Piensa en lo que estás enseñando– Conversation Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new wayMaybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to sayCause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands.When …

Peace Notebook

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Power to the peaceful.– Spearhead We say we want peace, but nobody wants to change their own mind.– Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. (No hay camino para la paz, la paz es el camino.)– Mahatma Gandhi El respeto al derecho ajeno es …

Change Notebook

Poster: Change your own behavior (Some rights reserved) It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent, but those most adaptive to change.– Charles Darwin You cannot step into the same river twice, for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.– Heraclitus From this moment on everything will change.– …

Love Notebook

Poster: Fall in Love (Some rights reserved) What does your heart say?– Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?)Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een ch’ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.)– Maya Q’eqchi Expression, Belize This eye looks with loveThis eye looks …

Death Notebook

Photo: Ayöök Ceramics, Postcard (Some rights reserved) Fave quotes about death and dying: A colleague of mine described Día de los Muertos as ‘the only time during the year when the veil that separates our world from the next is lifted.’– Joshua Berman, Día de los Muertos: What I’ve learned about Day of the Dead …