Scenes from Sicily, Tredici – Erice Behind Us

This is a photo of me and Kath with the mountaintop fortress/town of Erice behind us. It was taken by Iolanda,¬†proprietress¬†of Al Frantoio (“The Crusher,” in English), the B&B we stayed in in Valderice, a larger town just down the hill from Erice. For some reason, this one of the only pictures we have of […]

Blast from the Past – Kayaking in the Southern Ocean

Kath took this photo of me while we were kayaking around a bay in the Southern Ocean, off the coast of Cintsa, South Africa, in 1999. This was before I watched the various great white shark specials on the Discovery Channel. This area has around the highest number of reported attacks in the world, per […]

Blast from the Past – South African Sundowner

Along the southern coast of South Africa, many of the hostels have this great tradition, called a sundowner. Basically, it involves buying a few boxes of wine, taking out the bags from the boxes, tying a rope to two corners of the wine bag (making it easier to sling over your shoulder), grabbing some cups […]

Blast from the Past – truk and kath in Istanbul, 1997

I’m wrapping up a personal project of digitizing all of my photos, mostly going back to scanning the negatives, and in these dark days of winter, I thought I would share a few of the better ones that I’ve come across. The photo above was taken on our honeymoon in August 1997, while we were […]

Home Safe from the Ozark Ride

I just got home from a fantastic motorcycle ride this weekend through the Ozark National Forest. Scottie, David, and I made the most of our time, riding Friday afternoon, all day on Saturday, and then a good part of Sunday. We climbed up and down rocky ravines, zoomed down gravel forest roads with yellow and […]