Larry Jordan

Everyone is related, and everything is connected.


The Canyon

Jul 21, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Over 5,000,000 tourists visit the North and South rims of the Grand Canyon every year. The canyon is sublime and surreal; it is also familiar and personal.

Take the Trail

Jul 21, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Most people see the world from the most accessible vantage point, but we learned that if we want to find perspective, learn something, and see more, then we should take the trail.

Travel" Ecuador "Thanks for Traveling with Us."

Jul 21, 2022 by Larry Jordan
If I learned anything in my life, it's that everyone is related and everything is connected. If I know that and live it, then I don't really need to know anything else.

Travel: Ecuador "Yes. Both... and. Like Life."

Jul 21, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Sure, my posts have been contradictory:  Are we feeling joy or enduring suffering? Are we holding on or losing control? Are we in danger or are we secure? Are we sick or are we well?

Travel: Ecuador "Through the Glass Darkly"

Jul 21, 2022 by Larry Jordan
When we travel abroad, we see clean clothes, manicured lawns, and modern buildings, and we think, "Small world. Looks just like home." But, the clothes may be washed in the river, the lawns may be cut with machetes, and the buildings may be empty shells.

Travel: Ecuador "Love in the Time of COVID"

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Jill was diagnosed with COVID before we were meant to board our flight home. The hotel was full, so we shared a room, but we distanced and masked, even as we slept. Then, for five days, we stayed in separate rooms.

Travel: Ecuador "An Uncurated Trip"

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Until we reached Guayaquil, our trip was curated by a guide who handled things and controlled our experience. Once the guide dropped us at the hotel, we curated our own experience.

Travel: Ecuador "Be Careful Out There"

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
In 2022, we went to the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic. This was supposed to be the safest trip in the world. After all, we were at sea, avoiding people and observing wildlife. We postponed the trip for three years, until COVID abated.

Travel: Ghana "What is the Problem?"

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Ten years ago, we were teaching school in Ghana. Jill got an infection from a bug bite, she became feverish, and her arm swelled to twice its normal size.

Travel: Ghana "Now That You Know, What Will You Do?"

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
When we volunteered in Ghana, In Ghana, we heard presentations from a variety of experts on subjects such as child labor, education, and health care.  The presentations always ended with questions and answers.