Random musings and deeper contemplations of life and philosophy.

2017 Entries

Mopeds Everywhere

Mopeds Everywhere

We appreciate modesty, which is why we enjoy Bali so much, because it does not pretend to be anything.

November 26 2017
Taxi from Denpasar

Taxi from Denpasar

Even the poor find a way to make offerings to the shrines in return for good weather and luck.

November 18 2017
Travel and Goodbye

Travel and Goodbye

Next week we may have less tolerance for Americans, but right now there are things from home that we miss.

November 07 2017
Comfortable in Tokyo

Comfortable in Tokyo

Spending time inside the typical Japanese lifestyle has so far been the most valuable experience.

November 02 2017
Documenting abroad

Documenting abroad

Our trip to Asia helps us understand the significance of our creative literature.

October 22 2017
Breakfast and cynicism

Breakfast and cynicism

Denny's in Asakusa is not like any Denny's in the US.

September 29 2017
Reality on the ground

Reality on the ground

The awareness for fellow Japanese is the kind of humility we identify with more than the aggression of our western culture.

September 16 2017
Work vs. Leisure

Work vs. Leisure

The disenchantment from my jet-lagged awakening lingered while we explored the city.

September 14 2017
Departure

Departure

As we simplify our lives relating to others has become more complicated.

September 13 2017
52Weeks: Look Back

52Weeks: Look Back

The more we reflect the more questions we have about others.

July 08 2017
Father's Day

Father's Day

Almost forty-five and never had breakfast on a small table while lounging. I could get used to it.

June 21 2017
2500 mile solo trip

2500 mile solo trip

Fatigue is always a part of something spent over the course of four or five days, but I revel in the risk.

June 10 2017
Dead things

Dead things

People seem repulsed by the lifeless bodies of creatures around us, but their remnants remind us of our own limited time.

May 05 2017
Textures

Textures

Periodically we go hunting for patterns in nature to demonstrate the beauty of unknown scale and abstraction.

April 30 2017
Life lessons and Guy Tal

Life lessons and Guy Tal

We only have a limited time here, so we damn well better examine the motivations for what we do.

March 19 2017
Traveling alone

Traveling alone

Traveling alone. It sucks. And more is coming soon. Hell, I'm on the road now.

February 14 2017
The day job and creativity

The day job and creativity

Random spontaneous walks with the camera help me to forget the structure demanded by the day job.

January 04 2017