Sri Lanka 5: Kaudulla Crazy Right

Crazy Right My first safari, and we hit the trail in the family car. Crazy, right? Right. Here’s what I remember: Late afternoon, sun washing over Ceylon plains and golden light spilling through humid treetops and I rush to buy park passes. A driveway loaded with jeeps and one family’s compact SUV because we thought… Continue reading Sri Lanka 5: Kaudulla Crazy Right

Romania, October 2013

I finally got back to Romania after almost six years gone.  It’s my wife’s homeland, my second home, and a certain blessing every time I return.   This trip was especially memorable since we were welcoming a new brother to the family–that is to say, my wife’s little sister got married. While there, I found myself… Continue reading Romania, October 2013

Lombok: Not Yet, Paradise

Not Yet, Paradise Lombok, August 2013 A certain pleasure drips from the dawn’s soft glow, a sure peace rises as a mist over the curling waves, a hand like liquid fire grips all under the rising sun. Morning rings over the not-so-distant volcano—dark slumber jolts in favor of the blue, of the cascading surf, of… Continue reading Lombok: Not Yet, Paradise

Kadillac Ranch — Amarillo TX

The grills are buried so symmetrically and fins spiked so precisely, so aligned, that in the whip of earthbound dust and heave of heaven’s blue, we know it’s by design.   We gather there, we passing masses dragged from freeway travel, all to leave our mark on rusted hulls, these psychedelic flags which speak to… Continue reading Kadillac Ranch — Amarillo TX