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Quick jaunt to San Francisco means a stop at City Lights, one of the all time greats. Treated myself to the new Murakami, plus this fascinating non-fiction by a Czech writer (check out the gorgeous book jacket). Oh yeah, and books, not bombs. 📚 @citylightsbooks #citylightsbookstore #bookshop #independentbookstore #books #bookstore #sanfrancisco #read #readafuckingbook #readinglife #newbooks #travel #booksnotbombs
Mood. #catsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #kitten #cat #thejadekitten #morningmood
Some of you know that I’m a librarian. I’ve been thinking a lot, since moving back to the US, about what skills I can bring to bear on making my community and country better places to live. Since I’m trained in curating, analyzing and sharing information, I decided that what I could do is help people learn better skills and dispositions for dealing with fake/false news and media manipulation. I’m partnering with @humanitiesmontana for their Informed Citizens series and my first gig is at my own @missoulapubliclibrary talking about how fake news spreads. I’m super honored and more than a little freaked out because, 1) it’s my library and I want to do a good job for them, and 2) it’s a complicated topic with exactly zero easy answers. Anyway, it’s my way of giving back (and fighting back) using the tools and education I have. If you’re interested in me using this space over 2020 to share tips and tricks with you let me know. I’m sure I can fit those in between photos of cats and cars! 😉#fakenews #fightfakenews #librarian #librarianlife #humanitiesmontana #informedcitizens #democracy #criticalthinking #mediamanipulation #missoula #missoulapubliclibrary #think #library #loveyourlibrary
Man. I did not think @ourblackcoffee @blackcoffee.mt could make me any happier, but these gift boxes are the. best. Needed some Missoula gifts for friends out of state and this is perfect. #blackcoffeeroastingco #coffee #madeinmissoula #buylocal #missoula #theperfectgift #missoulamade #locallyowned #ilovecoffee

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If you’ve been following us on Instagram and Facebook, you know that Julie and I were honored to chat with the good folks at the GHT Overland Podcast a few weeks ago.

Our conversation was wide ranging – covering everything from personal hygiene to border crossings, and portable 12 volt fridges, to some of our favorite stories from the road in Africa.

Chris and Lisa are real pros – they turned our chaotic ramblings into two tight and informative episodes, which you can find on their podcasts page, and, as the kids say, wherever you download your favorite podcasts.

Give GHT a follow on Instagram and Facebook to get updates on future episodes – it’s one our favorite podcasts to tune into for those long driving days. We always learn a lot from our fellow overland travelers from all over the world. As they say, “Show gratitude, be humble, and have the tenacity to tackle life’s adventures!”

We’d love to hear from you if you have feedback or any questions about anything we talked about on the podcast.

Travel well! Or, as they say in Botswana, “Tsamaya tsentle!”

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A fellow overlander hitching a ride in Tanzania.

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