There's a new book out, published last month, called We Stood Upon Stars. It's a book unlike other books-- memoir + travel guide + geography-based essays, built on soulish ponderings.
It's very much worth your time.
Author Roger Thompson is an adventurer, entrepreneur, family man, vanagon-driver, soul-wrestler. The book aims (in its own words) to help readers "embark on adventures that kindle spiritual reflection, personal growth, and deeper family connections." And it succeeds.
The Thompson VW van features prominently in the book; it's really the book mascot, if there is such a thing. We don't have a vanagon, but Roger's affinity for his mirrors my husband's passion for our 1996 Toyota Landcruiser, which he hand-spray-painted to "wilderness khaki" (a blog post for another time). It's our family's own adventure-mobile, which is what earned it a spot in the image above.Read more