Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

Mahanga: Around home

I may be gone from Mahanga village, but it will always be with me. Hardley and Lydiah's family were so welcoming and really made me feel like a part of theirs. When you are somewhere new, and discovering, your own backyard is a vacation, a tour,…

I was well taken care of!

I spent the last 12 days in rural western Kenya with these guys, as I did something I have always dreamed of: I helped to document the changing culture and language of a tribal community. Linguists Michael Marlo and Michael Diercks, both professo…

Finally, Uncle Skip

My Uncle Skip drove giant tractor-trailers cross country for a living when I was a kid, and Uncle Skip was cool. He loved snakes and spiders and rode motocross and his van was painted in a fantasy mural and my brother and I always wanted to go on…