Keep Dreaming: Inspiration from a friend across the world

Keep Dreaming: Inspiration from a friend across the world

A few years ago, I met Hamzeh Mohammad Hosseini a young award-winning Iranian photographer who has become a dear friend. I admire his work, passion, intellect, creativity, curiosity, and of course, friendship & opportunity for cultural exchange. Although this world is immense and our everyday lives and experiences as global citizens so far apart, we all walk together upon the same threads of the human … Continue reading Keep Dreaming: Inspiration from a friend across the world

Absolute freedom of the soul: A journey to Lapland

Absolute freedom of the soul: A journey to Lapland

Italian photographer Andrea Giandomenico recently shared images with me from his magical journeys to one of his favorite destinations on earth: Finnish Lapland, a wild and pristine park in the far north, home to Santa Claus and the last refuge of Finland’s ancient Sámi people. “Imagine something surreal in those quiet places where humans can observe and breathe moments of absolute freedom of the soul,” Andrea says. … Continue reading Absolute freedom of the soul: A journey to Lapland

WorldWide! Celebrating the World's Image Makers

WorldWide! Celebrating the World’s Image Makers

A new series of posts from stories written for WorldWide Magazine Continue reading WorldWide! Celebrating the World’s Image Makers

Where travel and wonder meet

Where travel and wonder meet

For me, one of the most fantastic aspects of travel and new cultural experience is that it stimulates a sense of wonder about the world. It’s like a treasure hunt for hidden histories — and mysteries. Everything from the smell of foreign spices in a Mexico City market to peeking through a rusting keyhole into a crumbling courtyard in Venice feels thrilling — and makes … Continue reading Where travel and wonder meet

Volcano Stomp: Ringing in the New Year Pacific Northwest Style

Volcano Stomp: Ringing in the New Year Pacific Northwest Style

I didn’t stay up late to watch television so I could see the famous ball drop in New York City’s Times Square. I didn’t get drunk on champagne or stay out all night dancing. I didn’t even stay up late playing Scrabble. Nope, I went to bed around 9 p.m. so I’d be ready to head for the hills & hit the slopes this morning. … Continue reading Volcano Stomp: Ringing in the New Year Pacific Northwest Style