Spotlight on Libya

Imagine visiting a place that borders the Mediterranean and walking through ancient Roman cities.  Italy?  Think again.  Picture yourself wandering among 12,000 year old rock sculptures as the wind continuously reshapes the desert and then stumbling upon a secret oasis.  Where would you be?  Libya.  Despite  the country's natural beauty and the capital Tripoli's claim to be the "White Bride …

Frosted Outline

I had to take a break from roller derby photo editing to do something artistic.  This lead me to an area called Sudden Valley, where it remained cold enough for the frost to survive the day.    It outlined the foliage in a way I found very beautiful. This has nothing to do with the picture, …

Cork 2011

Last year during the Superbowl my friend Erica and I (under the influence of beer, silly football commercials, and Matt's mac & cheese meatloaf) decided we wanted to travel somewhere.  After scouring internet dating sites, we determined the best looking men came from Cork, Ireland.   Tentative plans were made to visit during the jazz festival.   …

Back to Africa

I met a young Maasai man named Bariki in Tanzania.   He traveled to the market with us on the day I bought the drum pictured above.  Wanting it to be properly broken in, I asked him if he would sing us a traditional song and play the drum, which he happily agreed to on the bus back …