musician + writer

There are three things that drive my life-momentum: writing, music and travel.  I could say that travel is the food, the nourishment of the former two passions.  I travel with purpose, to see the endless ways that people live their lives, to find warmth and smiles in the poorest corners, to cultivate endless understanding and compassion so that I might be a better citizen in a world that is fast growing smaller. Writing is the processing of all the information I acquire on the road. Done for both my readers and myself, I hope that the wonder I find in my journeys does not affect me alone.  Music is the voice of joy, concern, and empathy with which I am left.


Fighting for long-forgotten Emperors:Xi’an, China

Outside a Xi’an train station. I sit amongst these travelers as one of them, resting for a brief instant from the thronged city.  Today is May Day, a special day, one of celebra...

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Lhasa Impending: Qinghai-Tibet Railway
Lhasa Impending: Qinghai-Tibet Railway

On the railroad to Lhasa, I watch pass the snow dusted peaks of barren Qinghai. For Heinrich Harrer, it was not the Chinese Government that gave him so much trouble trying to reach...

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