A Whale Shark Adventure

A Whale Shark Adventure

A whale shark isn’t a whale and doesn’t much look like a shark. Go figure. Also, whale sharks are not scary. Sharks, for the most part, are not scary. Important for the well-being of all sea life? Yes. Out for your blood? Not so much. We were lucky enough to find all...
Berber Women

Berber Women

Walking the coastline of Morocco, near Imsouane, I come across some puppies, all alone in the sand dunes and melt at the sight of their button eyes looking up at me. Seeing these puppies by themselves arouses in me a motherly instinct to help them, to keep them safe...
A Different Penalty

A Different Penalty

On the island of Java, in Indonesia’s third-largest city, Bandung stands a prison complex on the outskirts of town. Behind the high walls, barbed wire, and ever-locked doors sit, eat, sleep, repeat some 300 boys, aged 16 to 21. They are there for real offenses, yes,...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 3)

Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 3)

The First Tourists As I wrote in part 2 of our Albania story I have a bad case of expectations. I try to figure out how my life, my week, my day will go and fail immensely at that task. Our time in Theth was no different. When we last met we were on the way to...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 2)

Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 2)

I suffer from expectations. While I don’t think it’s a rare disease I’m afraid I have a pretty bad case and there are precious few situations where my imagination doesn’t run away from me at such a fearless pace that, for a moment, I believe it won’t ever return....
The Danger of Not Belonging

The Danger of Not Belonging

Back in the day, when times were normal and people could take a walk in nature in safety but didn’t, I was always picked last in gym class. I didn’t even blame them, I was useless on the field, no matter what sport we played. Just an awkward kid with arms and legs...
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