Big shiny things on Russian tables

I think I need a samovar. This was my thought a few hours ago, when my teacup was empty for the second time since my movie started. Running upstairs 5 times during a 1.5 hour movie to get more tea isn’t helping me achieve the goal of keeping energy expenditure to a minimum. I’ve done everything else…

Delacroix, goats, and enlightenment

Photo by @petekmuller/@prime_collective for @natgeo. A group of porters gather around a #fire in the #moorland region of Mount #Kenya. Many of the porters pictured here hail from the small, nearby village of #Naromuru. The men of Naromuru have worked as guides and porters on Mount Kenya for generations. With employment opportunities limited in the…

Good beer, exposure, and a spa

Following our return from Iceland, it took well over a week for me to sleep until the alarm clock goes off, on weekday mornings. It’s winter, here. So, about our trip to Iceland, just a few weeks ago this year: This was my second trip to Reykjavik and to the Airwaves music festival; my first, also for…

Manila, live

I do have more to say, and show, about our recent trip to SE Asia, but this pic says a lot, and will need to suffice until I whittle down my 650 or so photos to something easier to view and parse into a few blog posts for you. Last Thursday evening, our friends in…