September 15, 2014

 As I hiked today I was only able to think about my Kickstarter campaign. It had been up for 24 hours and raised $61 which I am absolutely grateful for and looking forward to raising more.

 

Actually my hike was beautiful and I got to snap the picture you see to you...

August 19, 2014

On a Tuesday no less I had an invite accepted by the amazing force of Julieta Álvarez Leal who is the founder and runs Soaringbird Studios. As a photographer and curator Julieta supports the arts all over Chicago and we go back 5 or 6 years at least. She has been a wo...

August 17, 2014

Okay well today was a gorgeous day, I will start by saying the sun rose at 6am this morning and I was up at 5 like usual and I couldn't believe it, I was still under the impression that I was seeing light every morning when i woke up, nope I was fooling myself. Don't t...

August 17, 2014

I had the unique pleasure to travel to Taiwan this week and I am delighted to say it was amazing. Out and out woodsy hiking could not happen due to a Typhoon blowing through the day I go there but I was still able to travel south to Hualien where the mountains are cov...

July 27, 2014

Some of my greatest friends live in Indiana and after last week and the shit I had to go through in dealing with doctors, diagnosis, and days of being idol it was great to take a trip out to the Oak Ridge Prairie in NW Indiana for a hike with the awesome Linda Dorman. 

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July 20, 2014

So having family in town and facing some long deep seeded ancestral roots is not for the faint of heart I will tell you that. Here is a brief, and rough, outline as to the the timeline of what forces came together when my cousin, Antia, from Spain sat down to dinner w...

July 15, 2014

This week I had a very special hike which was much needed after a few dormant weeks because of shoots and scheduling conflicts. I had the opportunity to host my Spanish cousin Antia and her lovely boyfriend Saul for a week and on this their last day we went out to see...

June 15, 2014

After spending 10 hours inside The Globe Pub yesterday I needed both fresh air and some quite time, not to mention I was in no state to talk with all the yelling I did at the pub. So I took a great hike, nothing special to report but it was lush and green and the air w...

June 10, 2014

Amanda Gentry is a ceramicist that I met through the Hyde Park Art Center because I have an Our Cultural Center episode featuring her work. This was the first dusk I I have done, not in my life I am sure, although I cannot recall any, but definitely since I started hik...

May 25, 2014

A special thanks to Robin Dluzen and Andrew Volk, my first guests on a hike out at Red Gate Woods. We got out early and were on the trail before 8am it was cool and mosquitos had not yet matured to be too much of a bother. There were some wet areas on the connecti...

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