Updated on August 11, 2017
There are many manufacturers of dry bags and backpacks that claim they are waterproof, however, the reality is, many of these packs don’t keep your belongings dry if they are submerged in water for a short time or repeatedly exposed to the elements. Read More
More details to come…
Of all the amazing adventures I’ve undertaken, spending time in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is surely one of top three most memorable experiences of my life. From fishing for Piranhas in a dugout canoe and camping on the rainforest floor, to watching pink river dolphins and viewing incredible flora and fauna, to meeting the Yagua Indian tribe and being taught to use a blowgun, and watching one of the most naturally diverse places on the planet come alive after dark… it is difficult to find the right words to express how majestic and awe inspiring of a place the Amazon rainforest is….
- Iquitos, Peru
- Camping, Fishing and Bushwhacking in the Amazon
Updated on June 24, 2017
There is a long story behind this poem which I’ve casually worked on for about a year and a half now. It involved deciding to trek across an island, unprepared, in a very sparsely populated rural jungle area nestled in between two volcano’s, in order to escape a Russian sniper instructor thief…. Read More
Updated on April 27, 2016
By Melissa Lyn
Goddess self roar into the night
Unbounded, nor disillusioned by fright
A worldly endeavor calls your essence
And go shall you to fulfill this coalescence.
Oh solitary mist on the resolute horizon
Watch as fallen queens and kings dismay
An exceptional floating peculiarity
Beckoning transcendence to fates’ parlay.
Updated on March 30, 2016
by Melissa Lyn
One eleven a.m.
Deep slumber stolen
Wind howling in walls
Furious windows drum
Skies crackle open
Cascading droplets fall
Flimsy trembling abode
Waves bashing rocks
Flood sirens scream
Inverted white waterfalls
Blanket into the sky
It is quite interesting how attached as human beings we can become to material goods. I believe that it is both in the pursuit and the ownership of these goods that distracts us and keeps us from experiencing a greater quality of life. Now of course, there are those items which we all own which provide sentimental value, or that are nostalgic in nature. However, it is true, that most of the household goods you’d find in the average middle class persons’ home do not satisfy the above two aspects. The list itself, for some, could become quite cumbersome if I started to name them. However for the purposes of this rant, I am just going to talk about an interesting dilemma I faced today regarding my kitchen steam mop. Read More
Updated on March 28, 2016
And I was born with you, wasn’t I, Blues?
Wombed with you, wounded, reared and forwarded
from address to address, stamped, stomped
and returned to sender by nobody else but you,
Blue Rider, writing me off every chance you
got, you mean old grudgeful-hearted, table-
turning demon, you, you sexy soul-sucking gem. Read More
Updated on March 26, 2017
By Melissa Lyn
If miles of land, never gave way to sea
A reverie, learning to swim would be.
If the wind blows, but trees never sway
No more limbs could be broken away.
If the fires burn, despite torrential rains
The flames, would not ever need a spark…