Hello! Welcome to vagoscribe, a place on the internet that was started as a way for family and friends to follow along with my travels. The premise for this website is fairly simple: to share words and photos of how I am experiencing life on our shared planet. From the Peace Corps years in Honduras to working and living in Africa to spending a week at the crossroads of the “East” and “West,” to the Midwest, USA to California, vagoscribe can be navigated by using the “destinations” menu on the right column to find a specific theme, by clicking “archives” to locate what was happening/when, or by going to a title across the top bar where I have highlighted a few countries and MTB–mountain biking, a passion of mine. The most recent posts are under “New Posts” at the top of this page.
Professionally, I am a freelance writer when I have time to do so, meaning I have another job. Before setting up vagoscribe, I was a columnist for The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA) over the course of ten years, beginning in 1997. Since then, my writings have been published in switchback Magazine, Dirt Rag (print and e-zine), XXCMag, and Counterpunch. I self-published Writings from Honduras in 2000, which is available through the Reader’s Cafe in Hanover, PA.
What does vagoscribe mean? In Manto, Olancho, Honduras, a vago is someone who wanders about town, walks around and stops in houses and storefronts to chat, gets on a bus to the next place, comes and goes. The other half–scribe–as we know, is one who writes.
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Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes and peace be with you.