Why is it that everyone loves a good quote? Is it that we sometimes feel something that we can't quite put the words to? Or is it that we don't feel like our own words are enough? Someone with more eloquence, prose, ability has probably said it. They've concocted an entire situation, era, internal pulse … Continue Reading ››
Sometimes things happen in life that inspire me to write. Sometimes I write because I feel like I need to tell people about a topic. Sometimes I write because well, I bought a damn domain name, and hosting service, and have put so much work into this website that I feel obligated to. But Obligations aren't necessarily … Continue Reading ››
We all know what Burn Out (with a capital B and O) feels like. Maybe you're working too much, or too often, or juggling family, work and social life. Maybe you're like me and you just can't say no. Maybe, just maybe, we all need to say No more than just once-in-a-blue-moon. Between two jobs, … Continue Reading ››
One year ago, I happened to stumble into a "right place, right time" situation. We arrived on the island of Lombok one week before the biggest celebration of the year. Like all good festivals, Bua Nyale is centered around a folk legend. As the legend has it, there was once a princess Mandalika. Revered for her beauty, … Continue Reading ››
Experience a culture through the one ceremony every human on the planet partakes in: dinner. In five years of doing so, I've brought home one simple fact; we are all the same. Currently, there are seven billion humans living on this … Continue Reading ››
Walk in someone else's shoes, or at least, eat their food.
Everyone loves a good market. Food, flea or artisanal, a day at the market is always intriguing and usually, filling. This past Spring I visited Perth in Western Australia to hunt waves, dolphin watch and camp under the stars in Margaret River. On the first day, we visited the famous Fremantle Markets, or "Fre-yo" Markets … Continue Reading ››
My family recently visited my new home in Nosara, Costa Rica. Aside from the usual holiday antics, beach days and exploration of the jungle, we found ourselves in the right place at exactly the right time. Ever since I posted photographs of Olive Ridley turtles in March of 2013 nesting and laying eggs, my parents … Continue Reading ››