I know my posts have been few and far between around these parts for a while. I’ve been consumed by writing and now preparing to publish a book, which will be an illustrated novel. I’m very excited to release it this winter for your reading pleasure. Details to follow…
Read More This Spinning World
Flashlight pierces the night looking for those who would pull apart the light Milky eyes beaming out rays with options limited footsteps shuffle away Yes the hunters are coming for any who’d dare upset the balance Of the world-spinning hand for the devil made chaos and chaos made man. Searchlights probe the night seeking to divide the wicked from […]
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Destroy Clocks. Abolish time. Break the chains of causality. Really, how badly do you need time? For precise social order, for appointments? Peel off the temporal dimension. Destroy Clocks is my new band and I’m stoked to be playing shows and sharing the recording of our 6 song EP. Stream or download it for free […]
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Elephant domestication has a long history in southeast asia. We tried out elephant transport on a trek in northern Thailand. Not the fastest or most comfortable way to get around, but it was cool to get up close to the giant beasts. I felt bad for our mount though, with the two of us on […]
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A boat down the Mekong brought us to the Pak Ou caves, a shrine filled with hundreds of Buddha figures. Back in the night food market of Luang Prabang, you can fill a platter from dozens of delectable noodle and vegetable selections for about a buck fifty.
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Luang Prabang in Laos is a peaceful, picturesque town on the Mekong River. The alluring wats (temples) with distinct sloping roofs are home to orders of orange-robed monks. Strolling markets, listening to monks chant and drum, delicious food – a perfect place to mellow out.
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We did a mountain bike trek from Tram Ton (Heaven’s Gate) Pass on Mt. Fansipan to Binh Lu, through myriad villages in the area. Coasting down winding mountain roads it was the easiest 40 km I’ve done on a bike, since it was – thankfully – mostly downhill, and fun as hell.
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A town perched in the far northern mountains of Vietnam, where terraced rice paddies drape the feet of steep jungle-clad peaks. Hill tribes like the Hmong were late arrivers in the area, and had to bring under cultivation the rugged terrain they were confined to.
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All of the pictures of my southeast Asian trek on this site were taken with a Nokia Lumina 920 Windows phone. No filters or other mods were used; I’m happy with the camera and picture quality. It’s a sturdy, durable phone that has stood up well to over 5 weeks of travel.
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Despite the hordes of tourists and the boats that shuttle them crowding the polluted waters of the bay, the limestone karst scenery makes this a visually striking corner of the planet.
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