I have decided there are two types of third world countries. There is the third world I am familiar with like South America and parts of Asia. Where garbage is everywhere; streets and beaches, being burned in piles off the side of the road, or floating in the ocean. It...

      South Africa is tame Africa, but just barely. Around the homes the bush still pushes in. There is an ancient rhythm to this land. The sand is white and soft like confection sugar and as my kids play in it they come out looking like dusted sugar cookies. There is...

  New Zealand I’ve fallen for you. Literally. I’ve jumped off a bridge, falling forward to reach you as earth races up at me. All that momentum pushed into my fingertips reminded me of the near touching hands of Adam and God in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Fresco. My finger stretched out...

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