M. Robert Marks

My story and opinions

Ok, so I’m doing a little name dropping. But Obama’s declaration during the 2014 State of the Union address is right on the money. I hope he has the backing of the US people and enough votes in congress to affect change. We don’t have to agree on everything. Just […]

POTUS and me…

True North is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It represents who you are as a human being at your deepest level. It is your orienting point – your fixed point in a spinning world – that helps you stay on track as a leader. Your True […]

The compass that guides me…

Everywhere I travel, I like to venture out and see what life is like for the people who live there. The hotel where I stayed is located in an area called Barrio Uno, known as “the world’s cutest neighborhood.”  (Click on the link and use Google Translate to learn more) […]

Local flavor

Thanks to a late departure from Dallas, I missed my flight to Ushuaia. It’s an expensive delay as I am paying for two rooms, one in Ushuaia and one in Buenos Aries. I usually avoid fast food. But while waiting for transportation, I caved in to hunger and gravitated toward […]

Bienvenido a Buenos Aires

We made it to the airport on time. Construction and an accident on the 405 plus one more stop at REI were the cause of a little concern. About to embark on this Trip of a Lifetime.  Happy, excited and tired. I’m open to whatever comes next. It’s great to be […]

LAX to DFW to EZE to USH

I’m feeling totally unprepared to visit Argentina. English-of course.  Korean-pretty good.  No hablo español. When I bought a bottle of water tonight, the girls behind the counter told me I was the first English speaking person they had met! At least that’s what I think they said. But everyone is nice […]

Lost without Google Translate

   My time in California has been spent catching up on sleep, learning about my new camera and shopping. This shopping stuff can be exhausting! The selection of winter gear in sunny Southern California is much less extensive than Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’ve been to five different outdoor stores in order to […]

Sleep & Shoot & Shop