And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

- John Muir -

400 Birds in 2024

I've been setting personal and professional goals for myself for a few years now. They give my life focus and they give me motivation. Birding and photography are hobbies but they can be a rather obsessive...

My Thin Place
January 2024  |  Patagonia, Argentina

Thin Places are locations where the connection between this world and the eternal is well... Thin. It is a place where you realize there is more to life than your brief time on this planet, that there is something beyond, something there, something that is always beyond our perception...

Heading Back to Patagonia
November, 2023  |  Patagonia

David Coggins said in his book, The Optimist,

Patagonia is not what anybody's made, it's what's lasted despite all we've made. This is the natural world at its most direct and I feel lucky to be in a place that's indifferent to me...

Great Bear Rainforest
September 2023  |  Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

I knew it would be fun, I thought it could be great, but it turned out to be an epic, even spiritual adventure. I went to see and photograph bears, a unique and amazing population of bears, the Spirit Bears of British Columbia...

Perfect Moments in the Lamar Valley
September 2023  |  Yellowstone National Park

I am a seeker of perfect moments. Those moments when you are 100% present, yes, no cell phones and no external interruptions, but more importantly and much harder, no interruptions from that voice inside your head...

Birding in Portugal
October 2022  |  Portugal

I was planning on being in Portugal for 10 days on a bicycle trip, but was hoping to squeeze in a bit of birding. However, I had no car and didn't know where to go or how to get there. Turning to social media, I found on eBird the Regional Reviewer, Eduardo Realinho, for the municipality that I was going to be in, Guardo, where we would have a down day for biking...

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Anthony Twain -