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Howdy Friends, Today was certainly a day. Started off fairly nondescript. After a horrible night’s sleep, had a fairly lazy morning before making my way down a few blocks to the museum district. I explored a little before finally getting into the National History museum (which didn’t open until 0830.) Costa Rica has a very interesting history up until the Spanish arrived. Once the European powers began their colonial conquest, Costa Rica… Read More

Hello friends! Not the most exciting day today, spent most of the day in transit from La Fortuna to San José. But I go to visit a little cacao museum before going on a small hike and getting in the bus. It was a really interesting museum and I got to drink a tea made from the cacao husks rather than the beans that was absolutely divine. If drink that every day… Read More

The Earth is more then a massive stone soaring through space, she is a living system that nourishes and protects us all. This has never been more apparent for me then when watching a nearly 500 meter cliff face slowly breathe in the morning light, then exhaling a torrent of flame that runs down the length of the cliff. After an hour of hiking in the dark, it was vibrant, dazzling, and… Read More

Last night, as I slept,I dreamt there was a great wall before me. I hadn’t the strength to climb over,Nor the wings to carry me. I took a seat on the ground,And I looked at the wall. I had spent all my life on this side,It was good, but not everything. My destination,Was everything. As I pictured this everything,Clear in my minds eye, A fissure cleaved down the wall,from pinnacle to base…. Read More

Some days I find myself sitting atop a mighty mountain, admiring the sloping valleys and steep, rocky cliffs. I imagine being that regal tree, standing just at the crest of that cliff in the distance. How many animals has it blessed with shade from the midday sun, and how many more call it’s thick bark and abundant branches home? I dream about being that noble peregrine falcon I saw soaring overhead as… Read More

Sink beneath the surface,Heat drawn from my veins. My body goes numb,My mind awakens. Breath is shallow,Fear creeps in. Pause, inhale, pause, exhale,Breath, thank, wait, release. Anxiety dispelled,Leaving room for something new. Schools of fish wander past,Stones polished till smooth. Waiting for something,Will I know when it’s here? The sun retires as the star dance on stage,I rise from my shrine. Drip dry,Who I was is no more. Bare feet,The canopy blankets… Read More

From the singing sands of Western Asia,Across the coasts of California.From the mighty trees of Yoyogi Koen,Across the naves of Florence. The stars change their positions,The Sun intensifies and and softens.Bird sing in accent,Food tells a new story. Years I may wander,Months without language,Weeks with no bed,Nights spent in wonder. Always I’ll hear,The call of the mountains.Forever I’ll feel,The pull of the river. Regardless of time,Distance or day,Our reunion will transcend,I love… Read More