Dear Ed, mi hermano, You came to mind on numerous times today; in fact, you have been close to my heart ever since we arrived in Cape Town, as we are basing parts of our itinerary on recommendations you sent me a couple months back. Thank you. As per usual, you are helpful, caring, intuitive … More Dear Ed, A Tale of Table Mountain
Dear Ben, Oh hey you. Happy 3rd day of Christmas. If I had three French hens, you’d be the first person I’d send them to. So first-off: about you. You’ve been to a LOT of places. You’ve been on a lot of planes. You’ve stayed in a lot of different locales–from couches, to tents, to … More Dear Ben, And Now, Cape Town!
Dear sweet Sabby, Happy boxing day! I thought of you yesterday on Christmas; saw a quick update on Facebook that you’d been to the movies and feasted on Chinese vegan noms (I have yet to taste that eggplant dish from Shandong that you rave about!); hope you enjoyed yourself, and are feeling the love that … More Dear Sabby, Far in Body, Close in Spirit
Dear Crystal, Merry Christmas, from this faraway land to your perch on the sea! I think of you today for several reasons. Most notably, because you have a lot of experience with spending Christmas away from home. My situation is slightly different, as I’m in South Africa with my immediate family, but there is something … More Dear Crystal, Merry Christmas!
Dear Starr, Good morning, amazing woman! I write to you today from my room in our Airbnb in Johannesburg, South Africa. I can’t help but take a moment to lay out my scene: this room is completely blinged-out, Lion King-style. The walls are painted with vignettes from the Disney film; the overhead light is plastered … More Dear Starr: To Be Free!
Dear Kayna, I’m writing to you from my laptop, 8 hours into a 14.5 hour flight. It was nighttime briefly, both inside the plane and out; the lights went low between “dinner” and “morning snack” (roughly 3 hours), and we weren’t far enough south yet that the sun had risen. I can’t say I really … More Dear Kayna: En Route!
A quick check-in tonight, to say hello and goodbye. Tomorrow, I leave the country for a month of sojourns. My travels take me to South Africa, Botswana, the Seychelles Islands, Sri Lanka, and Hong Kong. As promised, I will be ushering in the next chapter of this year’s Generosity Chronicles: a series of letters written … More Where have I gone? Where am I headed?
There are several different stories I can tell here. All of them are true. Michael’s a man with a vision. He’s a man with a brain that goes a thousand miles a minute; constantly dreaming up new and improved ways to make the world a better place. His passion is palpable, and energy infectious. Michael’s … More Shout-Out: Michael Rachap, Songeez, Fully Conscious Media
Okay, y’all. There’s too many amazing musicians in my life to shout-out. This post features snapshots of three individuals whose work is unique and important and extraordinary. None of them know each other, but they are connected in their unbridled passion and incontestable talent. They each write music about topics important to them: justice and … More Shout-Out(s): Joe Kye, Laryssa Birdseye, Chaz Bommarito, Musicians
Beth is super special. And what I share with you will just be scratching the surface, as she and I have only had our webs of life overlap & intermingle for a few months. So I’m sure she’s special in lots of ways I’m not even aware. But I’ll tell you what I know: Beth … More Shout-Out: Beth Lorio, Interdisciplinary Artist and Performer