Just a quick, and long overdue, update as to where I am, where I have been and what’s ahead. First, a grateful tip of the hat to my good friend A. Estes for the “Geographically Unstable” quote — a very funny descriptor of my experience of life the last couple of years!
So, lets start with the present and work backwards …
I’m in San Francisco now and will be spending the month of June here doing a 30 day yoga challenge. That’s right, one 90 minute Bikram yoga session everyday for 30 days. I’ll post more about this later.
Prior to SF, and for the last four months, I was in Sydney, Australia working on a couple of photo projects. First was the Sydney Mardi Gras where I was the Production Manager for the official Sydney Mardi Gras PhotoTeam. For two weeks a team of five photographers and three managers (myself included) worked the heck out of the festival and I had an absolute blast.
After Mardi Gras I attended a 10 day silent Vipassana mediation course at a center just outside of Sydney. It was a profound experience and, aligned with the work I’ve done with Landmark Education and my Bikram yoga practice, I am feeling exceptionally grounded these days. Again, more material for later posting.
After the Vipassana course I stayed in Sydney through May to work with my colleague to develop some business ideas based on our work done at Mardi Gras. During that time we also spent some time photographing the Sydney Royal Easter Show, which is one of the largest agricultural shows in the world.
So that’s the present and the near past. Going forward …
I have not yet made any specific plans for July, but I am thinking of a quick European trip. It’s been two years since I left Budapest and I’d really like to catch up with my peeps there. I am also thinking that some dental tourism might be in order. As odd as it might seem, Prishtine, Kosvo has excellent and affordable dental care. Finally, another visit to Athens would also be in order. July is not the best time to visit Europe, but you work with what you got.
For August, my plan is to hang in the PNW and catch up with friends and family in Seattle and Portland. In September, I’m heading back to Tanzania for the first time in four years. More on that later.
That’s all for now!