Mendocino County Fires threaten Lakeport, Clearlake, surrounding areas

A wildfire erupted west of the town of Lakeport, CA on Monday afternoon, with flames rising 20 feet into the air. At this time it has burned 68,000 acres of land, thousands of people have been evacuated and 10,000 homes and structures are at risk. https://twitter.com/Antigone/status/1023698688848195584 https://twitter.com/FrancesWangTV/status/1024133060030124032 https://twitter.com/CityofLakeport/status/1024112115148181504 A Disaster Fund for Mendocino County has … Continue reading Mendocino County Fires threaten Lakeport, Clearlake, surrounding areas

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Announcing ofEarth News

Dear Friends, Many of you have followed my long-distance walks for humanitarian causes and travels on this blog over the past several years, but now I'm taking things in a new, exciting direction and I'd like to inform you about it. In 2014-2015 I lived in Redding, California and many of my friends still live … Continue reading Announcing ofEarth News

4 Maps for Tracking Carr Fire in Redding, CA

Updated with additional map of areas under mandatory evacuation: Many people have been asking about maps for tracking the fire currently threatening and moving into the 90,000+ populated city of Redding, California. Here are 4 maps I've found with different ways of viewing data. Carr Fire Activity Map This map is quite comprehensive with the … Continue reading 4 Maps for Tracking Carr Fire in Redding, CA

Fire Threatening Redding, CA and How to Help

https://twitter.com/ABCLiz/status/1022916708351148033 Last night, the City of Redding, California began evacuating residents because of a tremendously large fire moving towards the city. At the time of this writing, 38,000 residents (Redding has an official population of over 90,000) have now been said to have evacuated, 500 buildings have been destroyed, many more damaged, 2 brave and … Continue reading Fire Threatening Redding, CA and How to Help

Update from Bandon, Oregon!

Greetings from Bandon, Oregon! It has now been 42 days since I began walking south beside the Pacific Ocean and I have covered a distance of 254 miles! A few of the towns I have walked through are Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Newport, Waldport, Yachats, Florence, Coos Bay and I am now … Continue reading Update from Bandon, Oregon!

The Power of Walking

When we walk we are undertaking an action which forces us to slow down. Walking, in a sense, is the same as playing music. One does not play music for the purpose of reaching a destination or an ending, but we play music to enjoy each pulsation of sound creating a melody. In the same … Continue reading The Power of Walking

VIDEO SLIDESHOW: What you see walking Yachats to Florence, Oregon Coast

Walking from Yachats to Florence can be difficult, with high elevation gains and not a single store of any kind within 30 miles to get any food or necessities. However, the rewards of the views along the way perpetually filled me with energy, as well as the people I met along these 2 days of … Continue reading VIDEO SLIDESHOW: What you see walking Yachats to Florence, Oregon Coast

Day 37: Cape Perpetua to Florence

I woke up at my campsite this morning at around 6am and felt energized and ready to start the day. I quickly packed up my tent and sleeping bag, ate an odwallar bar for breakfast as I knew it would be about noon before I would get near any place to get some food. As … Continue reading Day 37: Cape Perpetua to Florence

DAY 1 – 36: Walking the Oregon Coast

I began a global pilgrimage to end poverty back on June 5, but unfortunately I haven’t been doing a very good job of keeping a daily log book of all the events and things that happen each day along a journey like this. That is something I shall attempt to remedy now! And so I … Continue reading DAY 1 – 36: Walking the Oregon Coast