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

Everything is new.

Many people say they feel they get to travel here, too, through my journal. The most amazing thing about it is how everyday things are new… You wonder how to wash your hands, or tonight, how to eat properly when we all eat out of the same bowl. So…

I can nearly hear you.

The end of the road ... 6 hours hiking round trip to arrive at the end of Hooker Lake with Mt . Cook in the background. Just stunning. If there is God or something else, I will find it out here and not inside brick or cement walls. I sat for a long…

My Blood Moon rising

This evening marks a lunar eclipse — seen by people all over the world, including 11,000 miles away in my hometown of Rochester, NY. It is the second of the tetrad – a series of four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses…

Ok, you asked for it!

Still can't believe I flushed a toilet and toads scrambled up the bowl. And four more did when I used the OTHER toilet, next door. When I tell this incredible tale to my Aussie folk here, they give me the "you're talking about buying frozen…