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About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1

The Donald vs. Kim Jung-un. You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

The Donald vs. Kim Jung-un. Stop and consider that for a moment! The world’s most powerful country vs. the world’s only nuclear-armed pariah state. The greatest megalomaniac in the recent history of the American Presidency vs. the world’s longest-standing totalitarian regime. … Continue reading

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Assault Rifles

Some men fall in love with assault rifles, and dream of using them for their intended purpose. And some men fulfill that dream, using their assault rifles to mow down their fellow human beings. Who does this? It is men … Continue reading

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The “Threat” from North Korea

Do you feel threatened by North Korea’s possible acquisition of an ICBM nuclear capability? I don’t. Maybe I’m stupid, or something. And what’s with this “non-proliferation” thing? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about “the nuclear club”: “There are eight … Continue reading

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Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes, 9-26 to 10-6, 2017 – #10

Day #10 (Sat. Oct. 7) The Rincon de Puembo – what a luxurious hotel! Our room was at the far end of the atrium seen here. We caught a cab around noon for the short drive to the Puembo Birding … Continue reading

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Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes, 9-26 to 10-6, 2017 – #9

Day #9 We packed up and began our return to the Quito area, with a stop at Guango Lodge on the way. In dense cloud forest, at an elevation of around 10,500′, this lodge sits right next to the highway … Continue reading

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Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes, 9-26 to 10-6, 2017 – #8

Day #8 We left before light, crossing over the Rio Cosanga and driving uphill to a pass, where we hoped to see a particular nighthawk. But no luck. We then continued a good ways downhill  (south) to a small village … Continue reading

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Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes, 9-26 to 10-6, 2017 – #7

Day #7 The Cabañas San Isidro are located in thick rainforest, at an elevation of 6800′. Birds abound. And not to be completely outdone by Refugio Paz de las Aves, they have a trained Antpitta of their own! On our … Continue reading

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