September 25, 2017

Clo and I recently met Ziho and Remie in Saltillo, Mexico.  We will be featuring the two of them as the individuals in the first episode of a new series we are starting named, "Out Of Friendship".  The purpose will be to provide a profile of people who have either been unexpectedly kind towards us, or whom we help out along our travels.  We'll provide a brief overview and ask everyone the same four questions.

Clo and...

April 26, 2017

One year (and a few weeks) ago, Clo and I left Singapore to explore a new sort of life.  I was doing it for my own reasons, and was (and still am!) lucky enough to have someone in my life who had her own reasons for taking such a dramatic step in their life at the same time.

I don’t think the root of my reasons are much different than those of many people who are in the “middle” part of their lives.  We have an acceptable (and...

December 24, 2016

Chapter Two.  Inspiration.

Tracey tilted the mount with her camera slightly to the left and smiled even broader; almost laughing into the lens as she talked about the importance of upper back position during the “big toe pose”, otherwise known as Padangusthasana.  Big smiles were important for her audience, as well as the clear enjoyment she held for the current topic and activities.  Her brand was clearly defined by the cheerf...

December 13, 2016

Chapter One: Education.

Robert Bach.  Robert Bach.  Robert Bach.  He turned the page and continued looking through detailed forms, looking for the next place he was required to sign.  A slight right leaning tilt on the last name, emphasizing the larger and attractive shape of the capital B.  He finally liked the way he signed his name, after doing it so many times in the past year.  A whole year?  It seemed like nearly a lifeti...

November 22, 2016

(continued from part three, which you may want to read first)

Repeated variety is the spice of life.  I’m a big fan of exploring different things, ideas, places, concepts, foods, hairstyles, beard styles and everything in between.  I think it keeps your mind and body active and avoids being stuck in a sort of rut to the extent at which it becomes detrimental.  However, I personally don’t like to flit around from one thing to an...

November 12, 2016

(continued from part 2, which you may want to read first)


Enjoying something does not mean I do it well.  Nor does it mean I want to do it all the time, or take the time to practice it to the point where I am above average.  Hence these textual efforts, in which I am attempting to translate my enjoyment of telling stories into a written medium and see how it comes out.  I am reasonably competent at stringing sentences together...

November 8, 2016

(continued from part 1, which you may want to read first)


In the vast and wonderful amounts of free time I have enjoyed in the past six months (the most in nearly fifteen years), I have spent much of it pondering about which serious endeavor I will next give my focus.  During that time, I have realized how much I have always enjoyed telling stories.  In fact, I believe it has been a large part of my professional success in add...

November 4, 2016

When we decided to make contact cards for our new roles, the design process took about ten days.  1 day for Clo to come up with the design, and 9 days for me to decide what title I wanted under my name.  I decided on Storyteller.  Why that title, and why so long?  They are both related; I spent a lot of time thinking about how I want to portray myself to totally random strangers we come across, and this was much tougher than i...

September 18, 2016

Inspired by Clo's photography series, I have decided to start a series of my own pictures.  In the past few years I've learned a lot from Clo about photography and what makes a good picture, and one of the most core aspects of a quality photograph is the lighting.  As such, I have decided to use the natural light of the early morning sun to take a picture of Clo and Wilbur as often as I can.  Let's see how it goes!...

May 24, 2016

I wanted to spend some time traveling with my mom and have some one on one time (especially since my wife and I are starting our big trip in the near future and I don’t know exactly when we’ll be in Walla Walla again).  We had the idea to do a road trip, and as she is very interested in the homeless villages in the Pacific Northwest, we decided we would use only public transportation and visit some of the villages that are her...

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