07 February 2016

Puppy Bowl

yes, it is that time of the year when all turn to their favorite bowl game.  No, not the brain concussion one, but one devoted to cute puppies.

Watch it here.

05 February 2016


This year I need to renew my passport.   Apparently I am like a bunch of other citizens that need to do it this year according to the NY Times.

To apply, click here.

Oh yeah, then you can collect these visa stamps!

02 February 2016

The Compatibility of Recreation Activities in Illinois

What happens when you do several different activities at a single park resources?  Are these activity packages? Read here.

01 February 2016

Unauthorized Payments hurt Sandals

You have probably seen those commercials on TV or in magazines.  You know the ones where beautiful people frolic on the beach in a gorgeous setting, with not a worry.  Sandals, a huge all inclusive chain now has an image problem.

Seems some previous management folks paid money to government officials to get in return some cheap land to develop.  Follow the story from this St. Lucia news site.

(1 Feb 2016) An update is found here.

(2 Feb 2016) Update here.

31 January 2016


Not often you get to write this word.  I mean, it should be part of everyone's vocabulary, but it isn't.

Impress your friends and use it every day.  Next time at a party, when you are trying to impress a new friend, bring it up.  They will truly be impressed.  Google the phrase to get a good sense about this term!

Oh yeah, for recreation geography, check out this paper.

29 January 2016

Edward Abbey (1927-1989)

Required reading in grad school, today is Ed Abbey's birthday.  I really enjoyed reading since he was a conservationist and humorist.  Essential reading even today.  Check out his site for more info and his biography here.

"One word is worth a thousand pictures. If it's the right word."

28 January 2016

Corruption in Paradise

Seems things are getting heated in the Turks and Caicos.  Several years have passed since the former Premier left office under serious accusations of corruption.  The current report provides some background on the scandal (or is it Sandals?)