Category: Encounters

  • Artdobber

    I finally meet Artdobber, Bob Gamage, in person at his great little corner studio on West 44th Avenue in Denver. Bob found my review of an Olga Kern concert we both attended, and stayed in touch. His work explores his intuition about shape and color, and draws inspiration from the music of Rachmaninov to the […]

  • hobolog Guest Appearance: Rich Shapero

    Next week Rich Shapero will make the first guest appearance ever on the hobolog. Rich is exploring alternative ways to promote his new book, WILD ANIMUS. He has started his own publishing company, Too Far, given away thousands of promotional copies of the book (I received one via FedEx), and generally shunned traditional publishing methods. […]

  • Peter Miles Reginold Bergman

    Ann and I are staying at Pete’s house in Denver at the moment. He and his wife Jess are taking care of our dog Jezze while we’re on the trail. They orginally planned to hike with us, and even though circumstances forced them to cancel those plans, they’ll still be playing a major role in […]

  • Steve & Catherine

    A year and a half ago, these two took me climbing in Joshua Tree and got me hooked on desert rock. At my wedding in August they saved the bonfire and caught Ann’s bouquet. Steve’s bachelor party in Vegas was yet another new experience. On Sunday we attended their wedding in Hollywood. A toast to […]

  • Jeff Engle

    Ann and I met Jeff and Karen climbing Come Sail Away in Joshua Tree. They seemed to have a hoboesque appreciation of life, and we met them again this last weekend for more good climbs. Jeff is a climbing guide, and took us to some excellent climbs we hadn’t done yet. Like me he’s also […]

  • Nathan Lorenz

    My close friend from my school days in Chicago, I’m honored that Nathan will be attending my wedding both as friend and photographer. Nathan and I are not only college chums, we have also wandered Europe and spent many happy hours in some of Chicago’s finer establishments together. Photo alterations by Andy Sheppard, original photo […]

  • Ann Fish

    On my first big hobo adventure, I mailed postcards to Ann with no return address. On the second one, I stopped in Sante Fe to visit her in person. Later, we did some small hobo trips together in the Canyonlands, the Maroon Bells, the San Juans, and other worthy places. Now we are planning to […]

  • Richard Nathan

    While taking one of only a few car rides during my 8-month bicycle tour, I saw a guy with a backpack sauntering along a quiet coastal road in southern Maine. Being used to investigating things of interest by that time, I was frustrated to watch him disappear in the back window. Later I had the […]

  • Molly Willmschen

    Molly gave me my first Cyberhobo job, in Laramie Wyoming. She wrote me this glowing review: Cyberhobo (aka Dylan Kuhn) set me up at home for computer use. He found me a used computer that would meet my needs for the lowest cost possible, “cleaned up” the machine so it would be faster, found a […]