Smoke Rings, A Smoking Memoir – Gone Astray Podcast

Scientists say scent is the most evocative of our senses. I sit in a sidewalk cafe in Madrid, but this whiff of cigarette smoke takes me back to other cafes in other places where small talk, failed seductions, and heated discussions rose, sometimes in tight rings but, more often, in formless puffs.

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Together – A Slide Show of World Portraits

“We are all in this together” has become an anthem for coping with COVID-19. It should be an anthem for our lives. We all — humans, plants, elephants and mice — are made of the same stuff, DNA. What we do, as individuals or communities, can not only affect those who are close, but also those who are far away. This is a slide show of photography by Russell Johnson that visits people he has encountered around the world. Our cultures and religions may differ, but we are all in this together.

A Tribute to Earth Day – Scenes and Sounds of Nature and Beauty Around The World

Moroccan Desert
The Moroccan Desert – Photo (c) Russell Johnson

A video and audio tribute to Earth Day, filmed in Peru, Bali, California, Minnesota, Morocco and other places of beauty.

 

 

Tails From The Trail – Gone Astray Podcast

Tails from the Trail - Gone Astray. Interviews with dogs I meet on my morning walk.

My morning walk begins along a street in my neighborhood where I am often accosted by two panhandling cats. One is a young Maine coon, who perches her dainty self at easy scratching height on a fence. If I choose to ignore her, don’t leave a treat, her squeaks and needy eyes make me feel a pang of guilt I cannot define.

GONE ASTRAY – RUSSELL JOHNSON PODCAST


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Deep Thinking: I Want to be an Octopus Gone Astray Podcast

Home, isolated, sheltered in place,  moving about the house following pools of sunlight, I have been thinking about what, if I had my wish, I would like to be. And, I have come to a conclusion.

I would wish to become…. an octopus.

Daft, you say, but listen up. We are not all that different:

GONE ASTRAY – RUSSELL JOHNSON PODCAST

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