One of my favorite traditional Colombian dishes is the tamale. Whenever I get the chance to eat one I leap at the opportunity. This past Christmas, during my visit to Colombia I overindulged. I would eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and on one occasion – believe it or notContinue Reading

  I’ve never broadcast my birthday but this year will be an exception only because I want to post a photograph of one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.  I absolutely love it!  I’ve been traveling with my wife for eleven years and I too hope to travel theContinue Reading

Ruins of Carthage, Tunisia

There’s a quote flying around the web that says:   “Expectation is the root of all heartache” It’s not proven if it’s in fact a quote by Shakespeare but that doesn’t concern me.  Whoever said it hit the nail in the head. We all expect something out of our travelContinue Reading

What day is Mother’s Day? Depends on where in the world you are.  Check out the list below to see what date Mother’s Day falls on in your country: February 12 – Norway March 3 – Georgia March 8 – Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,Continue Reading

So today is Friday and even though  it’s an overcast day with lots of rain in the forecast I feel really good.  I have so much to look forward to and it’s a very exciting time for me.    Today I feel like sharing this photograph with you.  I took it during lastContinue Reading

On the subject of failure Chilean-French filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky once said, “between doing and not doing you always have to do.”   Failure is part of life.  We can try to escape it but will be unsuccessful.  At some point in our lives we fail.  I’ve failed many times andContinue Reading

How excitement fills the air when those first nice days of spring arrive.  Yesterday was definitely one of those days; above average temperature, and delightfully sunny.  By the time I came out of my office to get some fresh air,  about fifteen minutes before noon, already there were people outsideContinue Reading

In less than a month I will be turning 36, and believe it or not, before this past weekend I actually thought I was turning 35.  I find it mind-boggling that the last 15 years of my life have gone so fast.  For most people, life moves much faster asContinue Reading

I don’t know why I find this photograph very engaging. It could be the contrast of the white and black, or the fact that I love percussion instruments and the djembe in this photo is one of my favorites.   Florence, Italy

    As I walked out of my apartment this morning I noticed two geese standing on the rooftop of the building across the street; each one on opposite corners, as guarding soldiers, protecting their territory. These birds migrate every winter, and yet, they always come back with a senseContinue Reading