Katatura, Namibia.

Katatura, Namibia.

I think there’s a metaphor in here somewhere..

I think there’s a metaphor in here somewhere..

The Reflection. Varanasi Railway Station, India.

The Reflection. Varanasi Railway Station, India.

People’s Square Reflection. Shanghai, China.

People’s Square Reflection. Shanghai, China.


Christmas Tree Shadows

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! If you have a tree with lights up (or just branches, like me — no need to get a whole tree), do this: take a look at the tree and the room it’s in at night with no other lights on except those from the tree, and let your eyes adjust until you can see the awesome shadows throughout the room. This photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s much better to see it in person, so take a quiet moment some night soon and check it out yourself.

You have to do the shuffle anytime you need to pass someone going the opposite way. Photo of the week.

You have to do the shuffle anytime you need to pass someone going the opposite way. Photo of the week.

About a year and a half ago, a good friend gave me an origami box full of hand folded stars before I left for Asia. In turn, I gave these stars to people I met on my travels throughout China, the Philippines, and Mongolia.

On November 18th, the world lost one of its brightest stars, far too early in life. Kelley, the friend who gave me these stars, was killed in a senseless and tragic car accident.

She was one of the happiest and joyful people I know, and brought a smile to anyone around her. She touched more people than she could ever know. These stars are just the smallest show of what she did for others. I am thankful to have known her, her smile, her loudness, her dancing, and her kindness. So I hope you can be thankful for the people who can bring such joy into your life as well, and let them know.








Rest in peace Kelley. You are loved and will be missed.



Call of the Wild. Campana Cocha, Ecuador. Photo of the week.

Call of the Wild. Campana Cocha, Ecuador. Photo of the week.

Three Holy Cows in Bodh Gaya, India. Photo of the week.

Three Holy Cows in Bodh Gaya, India. Photo of the week.

Laundry Day in Lengshuijiang, China. Photo of the Week.

Laundry Day in Lengshuijiang, China. Photo of the Week.

Photo of the week. Quito, Ecuador

Photo of the week. Quito, Ecuador

Photo of the week.  Silky smooth waters, where the sky never ends. Cebu, Philippines

Photo of the week.  Silky smooth waters, where the sky never ends. Cebu, Philippines

Photo of the week.Villarrica Volcano. Pućon, Chilé 2008

Photo of the week.Villarrica Volcano. Pućon, Chilé 2008

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Indiaphoto of the week

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, India
photo of the week

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