To Touch The Divine

It was late afternoon in the Pantanal. We set out on the Piriqui River after viewing the fifth (and final) wild jaguar. We headed downriver to a fishing lodge where we were romanced with the Pantanal specialties— a pair of Bare-faced Curassows, a Ferruginous Pygmy-owl, a Chestnut-eared Aracari, and multiple Chestnut-bellied Guans. We followed the […]

A Journey to Pergamon

I made the journey to Asclepion in Turkey to commune with Galen–the man (for better or worse) who is credited with being the father of Western medicine. I travelled the well-worn path that other pilgrims took when they were seeking a cure. And for a moment, I joined these collective souls at the shrine to […]

On Photographing Wildlife

John Ruskin, in teaching people to paint, has described photography as a “supplement to active conscious seeing”. Both painting and photography can be a way of possessing to the world.  If you google the topic of photographing wildlife, you will get a jillion tips and how-to advice, but not the existential reason as to why.  Perhaps it is […]