Bucket list

Walking Safari: Day One

August 1, 2017 // 27 Comments

We walked single-file out of the Camp Tena Tena just after dawn on a Sunday morning. There were six of us. In the lead, Chris carried the rifle, followed by Braston our guide. I came next, then my daughter, Catherine, my sister Carolyn, and finally Bishod, guide in training. To walk the savannah, down, up and over empty oxbow lakes, and then step into the cool shade of a grove of ebony -- it's like that. You feel Africa close. [...]

The Year of Last Holidays

April 17, 2017 // 31 Comments

If you were dying, but still felt healthy now, what would you do with the time you had left? This question is the premise for two films entitled Last Holiday. In 2016, I lived the plot line. [...]

Crossing the Atlantic on a Tall Ship

January 1, 2017 // 23 Comments

And so it begins . . . I am on Star Flyer as she heads out into the Atlantic making for Barbados and winter in the Caribbean. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship is the stuff of dreams. Rope and cable thrumming in the breeze, the crack of a sail filling with wind: these are sounds old in human time -- these sounds lie deep within our collective consciousness. [...]