Tame Bear on August 30th, 2012

Been feeling quite nostalgic for Burning Man, which The Bear attended for the first time last year. Unable to go this year :( However I was VERY happy to discover there’s a live Ustream webcam feed of Burning Man 2012, direct from the playa. I’ve been watching it when I can. It’s up high on […]

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Tame Bear on June 27th, 2012

The Bear didn’t know about regional Burning Man events until last year, as a “virgin” burner in Black Rock City, 2011. Pleased to discover a local Great Lakes conclave, I attended the regional “Lakes of Fire” event this past weekend, and even volunteered on the “Leave No Trace” team, helping to clean up remnants of […]

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Tame Bear on January 6th, 2012

It is so amazing to me when I look back upon it, just a few short months ago, I sat in a circle with 50,000 others and watched The Man burn. My friend Lorenzo who hosts the Psychedelic Salon podcast says “…that is by far the best Temple Burn video I’ve seen … from any […]

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Tame Bear on October 3rd, 2011

The fireworks that led up to the burning of the Man at this year’s Burning Man festival were simply beyond belief. Incendiary explosions and massive fireballs accompanied an ongoing finale. They sure don’t do fireworks like this back home in Goshen, Indiana! These are keyframes from video I shot during the Saturday night burn. They’re […]

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Tame Bear on September 28th, 2011

In August of 2011, 50,000 people converged on the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for a radically self-reliant community experience like no other… “Burning Man – Rites of Passage.” While “The Man” held the center of attention, it was in the Temple of Transition where the citizens of Black Rock City opened their minds and […]

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Tame Bear on September 27th, 2011

Today Treesh and I traded in our vacation emergency car (the 2000 Chevy Suburban with it’s on-demand four-wheel drive, V8 engine, 3 passenger seats and all that cargo space) for a sporty little Smart Car. Think small – it’s more our style. Here is a picture of the two cars side-by-side… That’s the maroon-colored Suburban […]

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Tame Bear on September 23rd, 2011

A funny thing happened on our way to Burning Man… Brigid, our 17-year-old Chevy S10 pickup, suffered catastrophic engine failure while going 75mph on I-80 about 20 miles east of Sidney, Nebraska. Lots of banging and shuddering, then the engine was dead, the dashboard lit up, and we coasted to a stop on the shoulder […]

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Tame Bear on March 4th, 2011

Big adventure: The Bear is going to the annual Burning Man festival out on the salt flats of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here in home-town Goshen Indiana, it’s surprising how few people seem to know anything about Burning Man. Or maybe it’s not so surprising? That picture above is the city that springs […]

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