Penguins on Everest

Penguins on Everest

**Update 2016: The author did contact me and asked me to remove this review. I deleted one paragraph that he had a particular problem with, but I do not believe in censorship. The paragraph I deleted was about plagiarism. I still believe the author did not adequately cite some of his information, but I'm not an English teacher or a lawyer. He did notify me that "his friends disagree" with my review. Well. I also note I am the only one who has reviewed this book on Amazon. By David Durkan. Our trekking…continue reading →
Travel Tips & Fabulous Places in Germany

Travel Tips & Fabulous Places in Germany

After our Nepal trip, I traveled to Germany to visit an "old" friend I hadn't seen for 7 years & her lovely sister. This will not be in journal style, but rather more how-to style. I figure more folks I know are likely to travel to Germany...so here are some things I learned & places worth visiting! I was mostly in one particular nook in the southern part of Germany, so advice & places will reflect that. My computer will not do the thingies over the o and u...so just imagine they are…continue reading →
Missoula: Rape & The Justice System in a College Town.

Missoula: Rape & The Justice System in a College Town.

by Jon Krakauer. (Review by Ryan). I knew that it would be a personal and disturbing experience to read Jon Krakauer’s Missoula, having lived there for almost four years. This point was hammered home on the first page as I read about a person I had personally met (this person was neither victim nor villain). The trend continued as each description of every building on campus, downtown bar, and neighborhood of the town I called my home was described. Described as the scene of a crime. Several crimes actually. In Missoula, Krakauer takes…continue reading →