Category: Other Stories

  • Ice-cream Angel


    I don’t know how long I was sitting there, observing all the Easter decorations, all the people wearing their finest Easter clothes, the vendors hawking everything from flowers to ice-cream, the mariachis rounding out the ambiance. My casual observations were interrupted by a little girl, perhaps no more than 6 years of age.

  • Adventure in Cuba


    My adventure started as a conversation with my friend Mark, another wheelchair user, with whom I made an expedition to Mount Everest base camp years previous. He was a seasoned traveler and the kind of guy who could always find the bright side in questionable situations.

  • Our Mexican Mis-Adventure


    I hadn’t heard any screaming because we were all asleep when it happened. There was no up or down, just round and round. Glass breaking, metal bending and all in complete darkness.

  • Our Panama Adventure


    “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.” Hudson Burnham,

  • Everest: A View From My Wheelchair


    Travel and adventure is a way of life for me. I’m like the men in British author and historian Robert Service’s poem, “The Men That Don’t Fit In.” I don’t like the things that are; I want the strange and new. I’ve traveled more than most people would ever imagine possible. Being in a foreign land,…

  • Our South African Adventure


    I thought I was a true adventurer until I met Anthony. He found me through my website, from half way across the world, in Cape Town, South Africa. By the time we had exchanged a few emails, I sensed that Anthony was more than a kindred spirit.