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Everyone can dance no matter what they look like

Everyone can dance no matter what they look like I was recently asked to photograph U.S. dance teacher Karenne Koo’s trip to Indonesia. Karenne came to Yogyakarta to introduce dance methods based on the teachings of Barbara Mettler (1907-2002). After accepting the job, I thought about how I would...

Anthony Bourdain, an advocate for exploring the world

How Anthony Bourdain encouraged creating your own adventure

How Anthony Bourdain advocated for courageous exploration Sad news As I sat at my desk preparing another blog article for my monthly series which details ways to add incremental risks to your life, I heard that the designer, Kate Spade had taken her own life. It was sad and...

healthy respect for nature

Maintain a healthy respect for nature and she will reward you

May 21, 2018

Maintain a healthy respect for nature and she will reward you Can you say fastest land animal? I was watching a video the other day about a family who decided to get out of their car to take photos on a safari. They brought small children to take photos with...

Indonesian busker and blue bus

How can hopping on a bus teach you to be present in the world?

How can hopping on a bus teach you to be present in the world? Have you ever seen this many people riding a motorcycle? Besides the obvious feat of balance, the families are really on display. It’s not exactly the same as driving down the highway in your car...

documenting small restaurants

Moslem Chinese Food, where have you gone?

Moslem Chinese Food, where have you gone?   Kaliurang Street, good food but too much ‘ ambiance’ As my husband and I weaved through the copious and unruly vehicles driving down Kaliurang Street, we could feel ourselves salivating. Although Kaliurang Street has many delicious restaurants and good-quality coffee shops,...

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