Author Archives: Michael McGuerty

Postcard from The Top of The World – Mount Everest Trek – Nepal

(Writings from my Nepal / China Travels) “Is it not easy to be a wise man on top of a mountain”. W. Somerset Maugham —- from The Razor’s Edge My room was basic, quiet and achingly cold. Begrudgingly, I shuffled … Continue reading

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Postcards From Cambodia

(Writings from my recent Southeast Asia Travels, sometime in mid-March) Remember, when exploring Angkor Wat, it’s best to arrive at the crack of dawn. That’s the bewitching hour when the Khmer ancestral faces embedded in the temple rocks come alive! … Continue reading

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Travel Postcards – Camp Columbia

(Writing excerpt from my South America travels) What I did on my summer vacation…. Completing my sixth week exploring Camp Ecuador, I decided with one week left before returning back to the States to venture north to Columbia….Camp Columbia. An … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Report Card

The August political doldrums have arrived, Congress is in recess and President Obama, after having already given us six months presidential service, has gone on vacation. What better time to evaluate his job performance, catching the politicians off-guard. If CNN … Continue reading

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Postcards From Thailand

(Writings from my recent Southeast Asia travels) The tour to the Hill tribe villages began innocently. We started our journey in Chiang Mai, chauffeured in a nice a/c minibus, watching the city limits gradually fade into a serene countryside. We … Continue reading

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Postcards From Vietnam – Part II

( Writings from my recent Southeast Asia travels ) HIHO, HIHO, it’s down the Ho Chi Minh Trail I go! The journey south began on an overnight sleeper bus. Picture a train sleeper car, equipped with bunk beds, only inside … Continue reading

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Postcards From Vietnam

(Writings from my recent Southeast Asia travels) Cliche or no cliche, after such a wonderful day I had yesterday cycling through the countryside waving to hundreds of Vietnamese saying “HELLO!” I’m unabashedly ready to proclaim, nay, open the bedroom window … Continue reading

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TRAVEL – THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES

…Thank you for stopping by. The Pecoskid is currently out of his cyber office. He has gone traveling. This time of year, in New Mexico, it is cold while in Southeast Asia, it is not. Need I say more. The … Continue reading

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Peru – South America- A Traveler’s Journey

The following travel essay is an excerpt from my travel book South America – Pictures, Prose, and Poetry. I had a good conversation with a Peruvian gentleman on the bus to Puno, Peru. Sharing a common birthday we naturally struck … Continue reading

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The Evolution Will Not Be Televised – Part II (The Revolution, However, May Be Videotaped)

“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.” Song verse by the band REM A few days ago, during an idyllic Indian summer afternoon, I was relaxing in my backyard, playing my guitar, soaking … Continue reading

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