Send me on my way



2.5 months around theĀ šŸŒŽĀ  for climate / water stories (of course), starting now:

Montpelier –> Montreal –> Chengdu –> Beijing –> Copenhagen –> Stockholm –> Chicago –> Boston

Goals for this trip:

  • Record water / climate change stories in each place
  • Learn whatever it is that the journey has to teach me
  • Get more comfortable taking portrait photographs

I bought a used DSLR camera & I’m learning my way around the different settings / breaking through the shyness that I have of photographing people.

This is my friend Cora Brooks in Montpelier, VT. She writes poems and taught me how to bake bread.

We met 5-ish years ago through the archives at theĀ Schlesinger Library, where I was doing a research project on poets who have their papers archived there.

I started alphabetically by last name, elbow deep in grey boxes and filing folders. After a few weeks I realized that Cora was still alive (most people donate their papers only after they’ve passed).

I wrote her a letter. She wrote back. We’ve been writing each other letters ever since.

I’ve visited Cora in Montpelier a few times over the years, and every visit is a new kind of magic. Today we walked to town and ate beetroot and orange gelato.

Cora teaches me how to enjoy slowness. Her home is full of words. She has a cat whose name changes every time I visit. Last time he was Zebra Tattoo. Today he is Barcelona.

Here’s to intergenerational friendships.

Stay tuned for more. I’m looking forward to updating you all from the road.



Hey World, I Made a Video!

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This artistic experiment made possible by PatreonĀ backers ( Thank you so much for your support!

These shots were taken while sailing south along the east coast of Australia (Fitzroy Island to Bermagui) aboard the SV Pelican, October 2015.

I’ll always remember October 2015 as the month I spent more time at sea than on land.


P.S. Something funky happened with the audio during the dolphin shot at the end
it’s all good.

This film is a little rough around the edges.
I’m a little rough around the edges.
Film is a new media for me.

I’m a work in progress. I’m learning.

Thanks for being here. I love sharing snippets of the journey with you.

Big love,