Rainy Day

Quiet day of reading and writing.
ROCK & ROLL!!!!!!!!!!


Yesterday went to the BBQ World Championship cookoffs, which is part of the Houston Rodeo.

Here I am as a guitar guy:

When people walk around handing out free BBQ sandwiches while you enjoy awesome music, you've arrived in heaven!

Year Two: Astrotripping through the Southwest

Dear Life Traveler,

Thank you!!! I appreciate your involvement over the last two years. This weekend marks my second year on this wonderful trip. It has been another amazing year of adventures!!! Over the last twelve months, I have traveled from San Diego, California to Houston, Texas, through the southwestern USA and northern Mexico. In this time period, I have met many more incredible people, and known friends more deeply. I have also continued to write about astronomy and beyond. Here you have a summary of events. It will be a pleasure to receive any replies you have.

Here's to another fortunate year of discovery!!!




  • Riding
  • Writing
    • Astrotripping
    • Magazine Articles
    • Agent
    • Publicist
    • Worlds O Wisdom
  • Mailing List: eagleflight
  • Next!


My ride went through some of the most beautiful lands, in the American Southwest and in northern Mexico. My route went from California through Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, and Nuevo Leon.

Here is a map of my travels to date:

View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint


As I have traveled, I also continued to write. Several magazine feature articles describe the wonderful new astronomy research happening at various observatories I have visited. My book continues to develop, with a new title. And I now have and a new agent and publicist. Also, I have started a new online project.


The theme of my current creativity, Astrotripping describes new space science, highlighting technology and research advances, at unique locations. The book I am writing now has the title:

Astrotripping: A Voyage of Cosmic Curiosity

Magazine Articles

A lot of the Astrotripping stories start from magazine features. Stories that have been published over the last year include:

Scientists Complete Array on Mexican Volcano, describing the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory, published by Symmetry, the magazine of the US Department of Energy national labs.

Birth of a Giant Telescope (PDF), describing the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), published by BBC Sky at Night.


I am happy to announce that I now have a literary agent. Lane Heymont of the Seymour Agency brings a smart and critical addition. He is now connecting Astrotripping with an appropriate publisher.


Avril Olachea, of Los Pistoleros, now acts as my publicist. She arranges talks at research and educational organizations, as well as other initiatives.

Worlds O Wisdom

In addition to Astrotripping, I have started an exciting new project. Worlds O Wisdom (WOW), an interactive website, where I have also started to blog, covers what we should do with our lives, from new perspectives. It currently contains two WOWs: CodeWOW, which provides new behavioral codes, and TaleWOW, which provides collaborative storytelling. Please have a look, and contribute what you can!

Mailing List: eagleflight

As you can see from this e-mail, I'm now using a mailing list to send out updates. On this list, called eagleflight, I will also occasionally mention the publication of new writing, and other highlights. If you do not want to receive these e-mails, or if you want to add another address (for you or someone else), you can change a subscription yourself here, or just reply to me with an e-mail and I will update the list.


So, what's next?! Well, I plan for the upcoming year to continue riding, first along the rest of the Gulf Coast -- Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama -- then up and around throughout the heartland of America -- Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and more.

Do you have any recommendations for activities to do, places to see, or people to meet, in the upcoming zones?

Also, I continue to write Astrotripping, and this year should see a draft ready for publishing. Then begins the next stage of the book production process. Meanwhile, the adventures roll on.

Beyond that, we'll find out!!!

Best regards,

Eagle Gamma



Going for a Ride!

Wrote a bit more of the story Let's Go for a Ride!
Feel free to write a bunch more!!!
Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An Eagly Day

A good day, kind of quiet, enjoyable.
Added a bit to the description of my fun new ideology, Eaglism!
Rock & Roll!!!

Quick update in Space City!

Just having another awesome day in Houston, Texas, USA!
Wrote a bunch more Astrotripping.
Added a bit to CodeWOW.
Now going out to explore more!
Rock & Roll!!!

And some more content

Added a bit more to some story and idea pages at the WOWs...

More Houston

Meeting many incredibly caring, diligent, creative people in the big city.
Today I wrote and edited more of the draft of Astrotripping!
Also, now have some Amazon links at the WOWs.
Rock & Roll!

Travel map update to Houston

Route to Houston:

New Codes @ Houston

I made some updates around CodeWOW, including adding a bunch more moral elements.
Now in Houston, getting a bit more acquainted with the city. Went out for Chinese last night with some awesome people including couchsurfing host, and took in some new neighborhoods.
It feels good to have a chance to rest up and catch up and be in a city. My body's pleasantly sore from riding from the border to Houston. Also, the bike's a bit run down now, and will probably want some TLC.
Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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