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New York, Part 2

New York, Part 2

On my second day in New York, after an early morning walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with my dad (something he’d never done despite growing up in and around New York), I met my friend Corey in Chinatown for an afternoon of cameras and pavement pounding and catching up.


New York, Part 1

New York, Part 1

New York, bestill my road-weary heart. Each time I’m in New York, my stay is punctuated with a loud, exclamatory Yes!


A little bit of California

A little bit of California

I’ve been on the road for the last few weeks, visiting good friends and family from coast to coast. August kicked off in Southern California, where there was good eating, good laughing and good loving. I shot a lot of film while I was there, breaking in the Konica Instant Press and breaking out the […]


Wingaersheek

Wingaersheek

We’ve been having fantastic beach weather this summer on the North Shore, and it’s been the kind with piercing blue skies. My favorite time of day to hit the beach is late in the afternoon, when most people are starting to pack up and head home. The sun is more golden, the water is warmer, […]


The Living is Easy

The Living is Easy

Perhaps a bit too easy.  These are days that roll into one another and back out again, just like the tide. A weekend begins as a blank slate, with no fixed plans, yet by Sunday evening ends with pink noses, salty hair, sandy ankles, bellies full, beach time and picnic time, an endless parade of […]


Friday Night Delights

Friday Night Delights

For me, summer doesn’t begin until that first fried clam plate. And if I happen to be landlocked in a city


Bookworm

Bookworm

Madelyne is my little bookworm. It is a quality I admire in an individual, especially a seven-year-old. She was prodded repeatedly to “put down the book and join the conversation,”


Spoiled

Spoiled

Sometimes you really don’t know what you have had until it’s 6800 miles and 13 time zones away. Thanks to jet lag, I’ve been wide awake at 5:30 or 6 am every morning since I’ve been home. The weather so far has been outstanding, so I’ve been itching to get out and down to the […]


Let Me Teach You Some Korean

Let Me Teach You Some Korean

Tomorrow night, I’ll be giving a presentation at Pecha Kucha Night in Portsmouth, NH. If you’re in the area, please come on over to the Gas Light, and I’ll teach you how to order a latte in Korean. For free! Pecha Kucha is a supremely cool event that started in Tokyo.


I Wrote This 25 Hours Ago

I Wrote This 25 Hours Ago

On Thursday, we left Okinawa and returned to Seoul, where I had just enough time to repack my bags, do a little shopping, and have a really nice weekend with friends. I am writing to you from Tokyo’s Narita Airport, awaiting my flight to Boston. It’s another old school summer vacation for me and a […]


Tourism

Tourism

Some days you wake up and just feel like being a tourist. More often than not, I like to feel my way into a place when I’m traveling. I’m not all that keen on sights and would always prefer to get the leisurely first hand tour from a local. Secret coffeeshops and favorite walking spots, […]


Neighborhood Bits

Neighborhood Bits

In case I forgot to mention, Okinawa is not just white sand beaches and green forest and turquoise water and volcanic rock. It’s also bicycles and edible children and cute cafés and talking elevators and a vending machine on every corner just like the rest of Japan.


Five Hour Walk

Five Hour Walk

I don’t have a lot of words, but I do have a lot of pictures. Listen, all this relaxing is positively exhausting. I have to go swimming. I have to lay in the sand. I have to make vodka tonics for everyone at 5pm. I have to read. My nose is deep in the Copper […]


I May Have Spoken Too Soon

I May Have Spoken Too Soon

Today was another brilliant blue sky day here in Okinawa, even moreso than yesterday.


In the Sun

In the Sun

I will be honest. There has not been a whole lot of sunshine here in Okinawa since my arrival. The island is at the tailend of its rainy season, so while there’s been plenty of cloudporn and the occasional downpour, the sun and blue sky have kept their appearances to a minimum. But I knew […]


Okinawa

Okinawa

Having grown up on the ocean, I am often amazed at how easy it is to slip into the comfort of silence. From an early age, I was trained in the art of sitting together quietly, listening to the wind and the waves, lazily watching the water breathe and the sun sink into the horizon. […]


This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I am heading back to the place where my heart thumps deeper than anywhere: Japan. This trip will be a bit different.


It was that sort of day

It was that sort of day

Morning.


Cafe 1010

Cafe 1010

Last Friday was a public holiday in Korea, and  Youngdoo and I met in Hongdae to drink coffee and play with toy cameras. It was a summery day, begging for hot dogs and ice cream cones, so instead of coffees we opted for late afternoon beer and sausage sets at Cafe 1010 (www.cafe1010.co.kr)  So cute! […]


May

May

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Tzu I totally changed direction this month. Totally.


Buddha’s Birthday

Buddha’s Birthday

Each spring, Seoul comes alive with glowing lanterns strung along the streets and among the temples in celebration of Buddha’s Birthday. The Lotus Lantern Festival is a 2-week affair of temple events and lantern making, culminating in the famous Lotus Lantern Parade through downtown Seoul, a particular favorite among expats and visitors.


Regularly Scheduled Programming

Regularly Scheduled Programming

In two weeks time, this dog and pony show will return to its regularly scheduled programming. Though I’ve not been around here much, my cameras have been very busy in the background. And while work has been on the consuming side of things, there has been a lot of fun and canoodling going on in […]


April

April

“Be here now” – Ram Dass Even if you’re crooked. Or titling to the left. Or missing a corner. Be here. Now.


March

March

“with the sunshine of mindfulness” – Thich Nhat Hanh March has been short on both, but that’s sort of the point of this project. Reminders.


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