Struggling over the edge of a dune the first thing that strikes you is the silence. While I stop and catch my breath the entire world is motionless and quiet.

Ahead of me the sand stretches farther than I can see. Somewhere, beyond the dunes the mountains rise and break through the sand. This is my destination. I came here to cross the sands alone and on foot.

What landscape lies buried beneath this sand? In my imagination I see a forest, starved of sunlight, still standing, smothered yet supported. Behind me, my footprints are quickly erased by the blowing winds. What else has become lost here?

As I wander, leaving no record of my passing I cannot be sure which way I have come, or which way I was going. This must be what it feels like to be a ghost, cursed to wander the earth forever, but unable to hold influence over anything. I reach out to grasp something, and the sand slips, intangible, through my fingers. This is truly a place for the dead.

Without a warning the wind whips into a frenzy. Blinding, the sand stings my skin and catches in my throat, choking me. In that instant I have truly become a ghost, what is a ghost but an invisible soul, feeling but without consequence? And in that ghost moment I am privileged to a fleeting glance of the infinite. Nothing lies below here, in eternity all things will pass into dust.


See the world, they
told me...

bayou goula towhead

the sea test

the circumnavigator pt5
the circumnavigator pt4
the circumnavigator pt3
the circumnavigator pt2
the circumnavigator pt1
falling dream
the darkness
one hell of a mile 3&4
he will return
the believers
the horror pt2
the horror pt1
death valley

paradise of outlaws
the mountain climbers 1&2
brought to surface
one hell of a mile 3
the lost world
inner gorge
a ghost story
the riddle
slaying the minotaur
heart of darkness
public lands
organ music
two sought adventure
the virgin river
the road north

steal the world
the end of the world
el dorado
the valley of the kings 2
the valley of the kings 1
one hell of a mile 2
one hell of a mile 1
the mountain climbers rr4
heroes rr3
rainy roadtrip 2
rainy roadtrip 1
the transgression
sinister 2
sinister 1
new chapter

like sedona?
torn in two
bridge to nowhere
the door
hitting the wall
elusive 2
elusive 1
pick up lines

revisited 2
revisited 1
which way?
lost mines
in their footsteps
a dance with death

casting the bones
mountain thief
the deer hunter
strange temple
burial pt. 3
burial pt. 2
burial pt. 1
the apparition
return to hell
the lower depths
underground lake
stretch sewer
the hidden lab
shadow movements
meager rations
sw8: the conclusion
sw7: lost gold mines
sw6: the big tubes
sw5: gold!
sw4: el calderon
sw3: redondo
sw2: ghosts
sw1: westward bound
formaldehyde dreams
the underdark
in the beginning