Tweaking the web site: the return of Sojourn Chronicles

I have noticed for sometime that one of the most searched terms was “Sojourn Chronicles.” It has been missed ever since I took it down earlier this year. There were 650 posts of travel stories, photography and random thoughts and scribbling. I always thought the brand would return, but in a different format.

In addition, I have added to the brand with additional domain names. Sojourn Publishing existed before Sojourn Chronicles, but now, I have added Sojourn Poetry and Sojourn Radio to the mix (no pun intended). All these domain names point here, and future stories and posts will be published accordingly under their banner.

The site will continue to undergo a little tweaking. You’ll also be able to read some of those old stories as they are re-published in a new format here.

Sit back and enjoy the ride. Come along for the stories of meaningful travel—the sojourns.

See you on the highway!


The bags are packed for Overland Expo

The bags are packed, and as usual, it’s probably more gear than I really need to take. Tomorrow, I’ll head out for Amado, Arizona, and the 3rd annual Overland Expo, where adventurers are gathering to learn from each other, April 1-3.

When the adventure is over, I’ll post an article. If you want to follow along, the only way to stay informed is to subscribe to the Studio News. I am giving my subscribers the first updates to the stories in return for their faithful following.

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The end of an era for Sojourn Chronicles

The decommissioning of Sojourn Chronicles is complete, and all URL requests are now redirected here to

Sojourn Chronicles was an experiment in travel writing and publishing and after five years, it never became all that was expected. Perhaps someday, it will resurface with its own web site.

Sojourn Chronicles can not accommodate all that I do, and publishing two web sites is more work than desired. Therefore, as publisher of Sojourn Chronicles, I decided that it should go, and all efforts poured into this site. The content of Sojourn Chronicles has been archived, and you will probably see some of it here, published in a different format.

The adventure continues. See you on the highway!


Riding out with the Hero

The Hero is a unique little video camera, formally known as the GoPro Hero HD. It shoots 1080p, and has become a favorite camera for adventurers. Just take a look at some of the videos on the GoPro web site.

I am continuing to experiment with video and still photography, and if I get a chance to combine that with motorcycling, well, it just makes it better.

So the weather looked great, and I decided to go for a ride and see some of the sights along the way. Primarily, my mission in this short ride was to combine video with still photography. Here is the final version for my experiment.

See you on the highway.


Web site changes now underway

If you’ve been paying attention for the past week or so, you’ve noticed some changes. Here is where it’s going: All new content will be published at in new formats. Sojourn Chronicles, which has been primarily my travel related site, will be phased out by March, 2011. Don’t fret, there will be some motorcycle travel stories published along with other content.

Here is the basic format for content of


The Home page is a static landing page designed to be changed regularly. Blog posts will not change the appearance of this page. Home will feature photography, articles or sound stories and point to other items on the site as new content is added.


This is one of the biggest changes. Rather than posting stories or photography in the Blog, you’ll be getting notes to readers, activities, event coverage and commentary perhaps pointing to other pages on the web site or Internet. This is the only page that scrolls as new content is added—it’s a blog.

Words & Images

Also a big change. Here, you will find published stories of travel or event coverage worthy of a magazine article, because that’s exactly what they will look like—a page right out of a magazine. And, what if you want to read a story on your e-book reader or iPad? Download away. That’s the plan.


Although audio productions are nothing new to my work, they have been an increasing part of the storytelling in the past couple of years. AND, it’s only going to get bigger. Here, you can listen to the interviews, conversations and stories produced specifically for audio or radio consumption. In the future, some of these stories will be available as a download from iTunes so that you can take the stories with you while walking, hiking, biking, motorcycling, or looking for something different on the radio while driving.


Last, but not least, a store where you can buy one of those images that you said should be hanging on a wall. Perhaps your wall? Or, maybe a book?

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Thanks for reading, and as always, I’ll see you on the highway.