writing

The Cockroach

The Cockroach

Come along! Sign up! My next newsletter comes out tomorrow. Previously unreleased photos from Russia, links to new audio stories, and a letter from me to you. Even a song that has inspired me on the road – and I’ll tell you why this custom tundra vehicle is called The Cockroach. I send these out…

Reading to write

Reading to write

I’m writing these days, which means reading too. From Wade Davis: “… the myriad of cultures of the world are not failed attempts at modernity, let alone failed attempts to be us. They are unique expressions of the human imagination and heart, unique answers to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human…

Happy Monday

Happy Monday

“We will fall completely in love with the Earth,” says Thich Nhat Hanh. “When we are in love with someone or something, there is no separation between ourselves and the person or thing that we love. We do whatever we can for them and this brings us great joy and nourishment. That is the relationship…

Small stories

Small stories

I started writing again today . “Maybe I can’t see the big picture and maybe that’s okay; the world doesn’t occur for me that way. I see it all through a maze of details: two rusty wrenches to weight a jigging line, a Q-tip carving lines through a drum dancer’s make-up, the slurping of a…

Letters home

Letters home

Me…Russia, 2017. It’s the last Saturday of the year, and my house is very quiet, which makes it easier for the memories to come back. Here’s a section from my Russia diary for anyone feeling homesick, jarred by change, or unsure just what the hell to do next. It’s okay to be scared sometimes. Dear…