If the apocalypse hits you will find me here. Ivy’s island off the northern tip of New Zealand where the people are few and the food has no predators… flightless birds. Muscles the size of my hand, tiger striped, plucked easy off the beach. Fishing here means throwing lures at the fish you want, avoiding the ones you don’t and pulling in two if they decised to chomp each other on their way into the boat. Food, peace and stewardship of the land, […]
Upon Landing in Queenstown New Zealand I was confronted by the fact that I knew little about this country. My knowledge was limited to great accents, and the backdrop of Lord of the Rings. I consider myself an informed traveler and am accustomed to getting off a plane ready for whatever chaos I am about to walk into. However New Zealand caught me off guard. It was baffling to me that I could fly for 14+ hours and land in the […]
Northern California has the best food (yes I am biased). I have been in a juice phaze and loving the color and bubbles left over in my glass. I feel incredibly grateful to live in a place which values good produce. This is photo of a cucumber sweating in my kitchen this morning.
The Grand Canyon cuts a path through the bedrock of America. Exposing a geologic calendar with answers about earth long before man. Being here I am humbled by the power of the river. The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail. -John Wesley Powel
Today was my last day in Burma and its the day of the water festival. Water festival is a day when people run around shooting each other with water guns. Companies and the government join the fun using fire hoses to suck water out of the rivers and lakes to blast the crowd. Water represents purification in most asian cultures. Today represent the day when everyone rinsed so that tomorrow they can start fresh. The symbolism is not lost on […]
Lush forests of old growth teak once covered the Burmese Hills. However, demand for this rich colored hard wood in west, coupled with no environmental protections laws has left the hills of Burma bald. Deforestation has lead to structureless soil and increased the occurrence of lethal land side. An abundance of silt has choked the coral reefs and clouded Burma’s waters. Buildings such as this recall a history of wealth. This building is rumored to be 500 years old, preservation of the […]