Call to Action!

Costa Mesa, California September 1, 2020 Namaste Family & Friends: So, you don’t want to add a climb of Mt. Everest to your bucket list. Okay, I get it. Can I at least convince you to get out of your comfortable chair, depart from your familiar city, state and country and travel to Nepal to […]


Welcome Baby Isabella

Costa Mesa, Ca. August 15, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: My granddaughter, Chelsea Molnar, just gave birth to a 7 pound, 11 ounce, 21 inch long baby girl. Her name is “Isabella Rose Molnar.” The middle name “Rose” comes from her Uncle Danny, aka *livelikedan. “Rose” was Danny’s nickname. Mom, Dad (Noah) and Isabella are […]


The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

Costa Mesa, California August 6, 2020 Dear Family and Friends: Here is a video featuring some of my favorite mountain photographs from 20 years of hiking, trekking and climbing. I hope this video inspires you to go into the mountains soon. Please watch this video on a large screen television or monitor and in a […]


Summer Update 2020-Errata

July 1, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I am reposting this message because (i) a technical glitch in my post yesterday blocked comments and (ii) the first page of the Mesa Verde Living article was missing. Both problems are resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience. “Lost on Everest” can be viewed for free today on the […]


Summer Update, 2020

Costa Mesa, California June 29, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I hope you are having a restful and covid-free summer. On June 30, National Geographic is screening a film titled “Lost on Everest.” The film is advertised as a documentary recounting the search for the body of Andrew Irvine, who disappeared on the North side […]


My New Website and Camino de Santiago

Costa Mesa, Ca. March 19, 2020 Dear Family & Friends: I hope that all of you are well, and I pray for our deliverance from this horrible pandemic. My New Website Welcome to my new website. My old website was getting a bit old, rusty and outdated, so today I am launching “Eight Summits,” version […]


Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:* I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]


Mississippi River Video

Costa Mesa, California December 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Attached is a video documenting my trip down the Big Muddy, starting on July 26, 2019 at Lake Itasca, Minnesota and ending on November 17, 2019 in the Gulf of Mexico. The video is 58 minutes long. Try to view the documentary on a big […]


Eight Summits: The Bill Burke Story

Costa Mesa, California December 6, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: “Eight Summits: The Bill Burke Story” just won first place in the International Outdoor Film Festival. Eight Summits was entered in the Festival a few years ago and was doing the circuit similar to the Banff Mountain Film Festival that travels around the United States. Over 1,480 […]


Mississippi River Recap

Costa Mesa, CaliforniaNovember 30, 2019Dear Family & Friends:The Mississippi River trip was the adventure of a lifetime. The journey lasted 115 days, starting on July 26, 2019 at the source of the River at Lake Itasca, Minnesota and ending on November 17, 2019 at the Gulf of Mexico. At least 20 of these days were […]