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A dirt path snakes discretely through the manicured farmland of Ywa Thit village in Myanmar. Barely a speck on Google Maps, this quaint village is home to exactly seventy-eight inhabitants. Perched at the end of the path, a teak monastery looms hauntingly over decayed wooden pilings. A spring breeze rustles nearby trees, carrying the, Read More

Coney Island’s 33rd annual Mermaid Parade, held this Saturday, featured tons of glitter, shells, colorful wigs, body paint, and a festive sea of individuality. Poor weather loomed over Coney Island for most of the day, but failed to dampen the spirits of countless lobster princesses, King Neptunes, Poseidons, mermaids, mer-men, and tens of thousands, Read More

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The relationship between nature and our fellow beings continues to astound me.  My cat, Tofu, arises from a deep slumber at 5p.m. daily without fail.  A yawn and a stretch, followed by the inevitable meow that roughly translates to, “It’s time.  Where is my dinner, human?”  It’s this ebb and flow between creatures and, Read More

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In the dead of winter, the temperature is 115°F.  Sweat dripping from my brow, I duck under a parched dobera glabra evergreen for some respite from the hot Ethiopian sun. Traveling to the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia’s Afar Region, an unforgiving region nestled against an inhospitable border with Eritrea, was not at the top, Read More

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A little over one year since our visit to Bhutan, we’re reminiscing.  Looking forward to returning to this mystical land!  In the interim, here’s a quick photo journal of sights we miss the most.

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In December of 2009, my wife, Joyce, and I traveled to Panama for a quick getaway with our friend Bill. Halfway through the trip, we hung up the rental car keys for a few days of relaxation in Boquete, a quaint village nestled into the western highlands of Panama, just a stone’s throw east, Read More