Hemingway House

Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. Hemingway was born in a suburb of Chicago in 1899, the son of a medical doctor and a music teacher. As a boy he spent a great amount of time in the woods hunting and fishing, gaining an appreciation for natural … More Hemingway House

Butterfly Conservancy

The Key West Butterfly Conservancy displays a variety of native and non-native butterflies. So join me for a nice relaxing afternoon of looking at skyflowers. (Alas, there were no signs identifying the butterflies, so I’m relying on Google.) 🙂 There were also some birdies:

Key West

Greetings from Key West FL. I’m visiting with a friend of mine from Tampa. Key West is one of my favorite places to visit—I love the laidback island atmosphere. But alas it is a frightfully expensive place to be. Some photos from Key West.

Life in the Van: The Logistics of Living in a Parking Lot

[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these how-to posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] For many van-travelers, finding a place to temporarily camp is not a problem: they stay out in the countryside (known … More Life in the Van: The Logistics of Living in a Parking Lot

Florida Bushcraft Bone and Shell Tools

Like Native American tribes everywhere, the people who lived in Tampa Bay before European contact (the Tocobaga) had to meet all their needs from locally-available natural materials. Because Florida is mostly sand and lacks widespread deposits of stone like chert or flint that are useful for toolmaking, the Tocobaga made many of their everyday tools … More Florida Bushcraft Bone and Shell Tools