Words and Images are all we need

Don’t forget the Oreos

The kid was a quarter of the way up Fuji and she wasn’t going to take a single step in either direction. She was just going to live right where she was. Perhaps she’d wait for the next winter, when it snows, and then ski back down the mountain. Whatever her plan was, it was clear she wasn’t walking. And I don’t blame her. I’ve been there before.

Climb Fuji

Into the Mist

Hiking up the mountain is filled with moments that transport you to another world.  


The Sea of Clouds

When all you can see is clouds, words tend to evaporate.


Hidden Views

The most amazing things in life are those which never last more than a moment.


Meet Yasuo, watch a video, and think about math

Ah, envisioning math . . . my (least) favorite pastime. But with Yasuo’s paintings, I could do it all day.

Meet Yasuo & watch the video

Wandering Tokamachi

When the opportunity to explore Japan arose, I purposely avoided the metropolis, opting instead for the cheapest AirBnB I could find on a lonely, forested mountain. 

Tour Tokamachi

What he brought to the Chinese dinner table

Food brings people together, and eating can become an adventure, especially when the dish being shared is a six inch long fried centipede, shish-kababed and served with a beer.

Read the story and eat a centipede?