Why We’re Last

For whatever reason, the Republican party in the United States is intent on keeping the U.S. last in health care among the developed world. Reported in the well-respected medical journal, The Lancet, the Healthcare Access and Quality Index rated the U.S. 35th, the bottom of all developed countries. In addition to all the well-developed European […]

Read More

How Insane Are We?

Consider this:  Peace Prize Winner refuses to suppress ethnic cleansing in her country The Noble Peace Prize Winner in 1991 for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights,” Aung San Suu Kyi, is currently State Counsellor (similar to Prime Minister) of Myanmar, a government that is conducting genocide against the Rohingya, a primarily Muslim […]

Read More

Hooked on Whales

Taking a break from politics, I decided to share some of my adventures with whales and information I learned in the process during our circumnavigation. These next few posts about whales are excerpted from Voice of a Voyage: Rediscovering the World During a Ten-year Circumnavigation. Anchored off Kapa Island in the Vava’u group of the […]

Read More

Becoming a Wanderer

This voyage at sea: had I constructed my own diaspora or had I become a nomad? Rather, I thought I was becoming a wanderer, a voyager meandering around the world. A traveler seemed too separate from the places traveled to. Generally we were heading west, and we had set courses that we followed on passages—there […]

Read More