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The City of Roses Part 1: Eats

Landing on “best of” lists every day across the globe Portland, despite it’s relatively small population, has created it’s very own, unconventional, holistic brand of society. A fusing of localism and sustainability placing PDX as the greenest city in the U.S. For me, PDX has just recently stepped out of the colossal shadow of Seattle. It wasn’t […]

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On The Road: Appalachia

If you’re reading this, it means i’m currently on the road. Somewhere, out there, rummaging through the idiosyncrasies of our world to bring back and share with you. This week, it’s a road trip to the city of High Point, NC where i’m following Jaclyn to the furniture market. While her mission is that of […]

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OTR Appalachia

On the road again. Headed to the furniture market in North Carolina by way of the cloud forests on the Appalachian Trail.

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Hookah of the Magic Bowl

For several months the hookah served as an icebreaker as I worked my way around the Middle East. Embracing the culture, I learned to appreciate the traditions and social norms attached to this symbol of community. While the beginnings of this exotic device are unclear, several sources from the 16th century mention a “water pipe” […]

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An Apology in Photographs

I’m always happy to return home after a vacation. Whether months abroad or a week in South Texas, i’m forever eager to return to my adopted homeland of Kansas City, Missouri. Don’t get me wrong I thrive in alien lands and obsess over travel. But it doesn’t get much better than being in my tiny apartment […]

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Sufi Wisdom

There are times throughout the week when I can use a little inspiration. This is often when I turn to the Sufi master Jalal ud-din Rumi, better known as Rumi. His unique vision of Islam really speaks to me. I’ve recently picked up water coloring and felt the urge to render this portrait, to capture […]