@ Jonathon Lipsin All my life i have used cafes as my haunts . This is where i have plotted adventures,wrote incessantly ,met muses while i scribbled poetry thoughtfully,encountered bodisattvas in the guise of world travelers and sages and used as my office long before the computer era. I come by it honestly. My grandfather Alter,that […]
On this coming i will go and pray at my synagogue namely the wilderness of Point Reyes not far from where i live where i can hike with elk and be alone .I will do some 10 to 15 miles that day . “where man in the bush with god may meet” the last hike […]
When i was hanging on the beach just before in a lounge chair watching the sunset over the water and the waves lapping at the shore it brought me back to when i was a young hippie and lived on the beach for many years in the spring and summer months on Stinson Beach the […]
Some photographic highlights from my trip through California and the Southwest. Eliam and I losing in Vegas to Route 66 to Mystic Point,Sedona to Horsehoe Bend and Antelope Canyon to Monument Valley to Mesa Verde to a Navajo restaurant to a ghost town with burros to Hollywood.
I just spent another wonderful day at the coast.After my usual hit of fish and chips at my favorite place which is getting way too crowded with tourists i wended my way up the highway and found a suitable cove to park at overlooking the vast ocean and finally I fell asleep catching up after […]
I love where i live
I just came back from another epic hike ,this one on a ranch from 1857 over in the Point Reyes National Seashore area.I had a yen to stalk and look for elk that run free here.There are some 300 all told,Tule Elk once decimated but brought back in the 50’s . I hiked about 10 […]
The hike i just took…these lands were the original dairy ranches that supplied milk ,cream and cheese to San Francisco since Gold Rush days.There are still working farms existing here some run by the descendants of the original settlers.
My Indian name is Jonathon Runs With Elks my hike yesterday with elk.I crept up carefully ever closer but i spooked them and they began running .It did make a beautiful exciting sight even though i didn’t mean to disturb them. Above me were the red tailed hawks swooping and gliding in the breeze. On […]
FROM MY HIKE WITH ELKS YESTERDAY If you look in the right third of this picture just where the ridge meets the sky above some green there is a coyote staring at me ,his steely narrow gaze fixed on my every movement .I felt him before i saw him .We stared at each other for […]