Morocco Diaries

Morocco. North Africa. We've been here before. This time we will see it through new eyes.Since my first trip back in 2017 I haven't quite been able to stay away. So vivid, alive - its landscapes, winding cities and warm-hearted people. The place is crazy! In the heat, the bustling medina; weaving in and out of [...]

Inferno

Florence. Italy.2013-2019. It's been a long, winding love affair.A lot of poetry, a lot of tears, a lot of cigarettes and laughter.Forever, somehow, will that city be associated with this aesthete... and what was.(and, of course, this diary) I'm always drawn back, somehow, even when I think it's finally over. Life speaks to me ~ little [...]

I Am Me

...and that's my promise to the world ~ to keep it that way. As time goes on, I find the same thoughts and feelings coming back to me, sentiments that I have had from the very beginning. Strangely enough, right now as we approach the end of 2018, I feel very similar to how I [...]

Hold On To Your Faith

...and Believe in Your Heart "Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart ...even if a thing feels totally and wholly like an ending, perhaps even the very 'end' itself, quite often, in time, you will see it was [...]

Sands of Time (Living with Berbers)

Sahara... صَحَارَى How can one word still evoke so much? Even now, as time moves on at such quickening pace... Worlds begin to collide, continents drift. Again I am standing with feet between two lands. Yet for once I am not shaken, but stilled by this dissonance, this ambivalence... Life continues to move forward into [...]

Prophets, Crocs and Holy Waters – the Gambia

My time in the Gambia, West Africa, was met by different energies. Some dark, some bright. A chiaroscuro crosshatch of contrasting light. I was helped across the border by a self-professed prophet, crossed the mighty river, was harassed by local scammers, kissed an adult crocodile, got caught-up with a python, danced naked in tropical rains, [...]