Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder.’  I’m sure that most people have many experiences either reinforcing or refuting this common adage.  Sometimes we feel deeply connected to a person in a particular setting,… Continue reading

The Thai Massage Sangha

A story relating to the word sangha and my experience at the thai massage energy lines course in Orvieto, Italy.

How Do You Aspire To Retire?

Spending the majority of my 20’s traveling I have been posed the question “What are you going to do about retirement?” countless times.  It is a question that looms over many people, preventing… Continue reading

Kerala: Backwaters & Presenting at the Global Yoga Festival

I’ve been in India for five winters now but that by no means is an indication that I’ve seen all of this huge country.  Far from it.  I’ve been practicing yoga for almost… Continue reading

A Spectacular Six Months in Goa

Spending time in India has become so commonplace (five winters in a row, wow!) that I often neglect to update this space while in this special place.  This has become my everyday life… Continue reading

Musings on the Economics of Love

Love is not a game of give and take.  It is not a two way street.  It is certainly not a zero sum game.  It defies logic and our understanding of economics, both… Continue reading

Notes & Votes: What Do We Value?

Shock. November 9th, 2016 was full of it. On the same day the US election results stunned the entire world the Indian Prime Minister Modi declared an immediate demonitisation initiative (not as a… Continue reading

Surf’s Up Dudes!

‘Surf’s up dudes, let’s go shred some waves!’ This is a statement I’d never made but always wanted to, in my best Spicoli impersonation (remember Sean Penn’s stoner character from Fast Times At… Continue reading

The Stunning Sahara: Camels & the Cosmos

Have you ever seen a picture of sand under a microscope? The undulating dunes of the desert are filled with miniscule particles as impressive as the massive stars in the virgin sky. You… Continue reading

Trekking Toubkal, Morocco’s Highest Peak

Mt. Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa at  4,167 meters. Situated in the High Atlas Mountains about an hour from Marrakesh it is very accessible to the hiking inclined. From Marrakesh… Continue reading