Keep Showing Up

I’ve never written about 9/11. I can usually avoid thinking about it, until I turn the calendar page to September. My eyes always go to the square with the 11th first, until I tear my eyes [...]

Enjoying My OCD

My entire nature rebels against routine. I want to be spontaneous, unfettered, free. But there’s a strong part of me that craves routine (much to my chagrin). The profession (and therefore [...]

On the Road

Yesterday I returned from a week in the Marlborough Sounds, a week after I returned from spending a month in the States. The Sounds was an assignment for a magazine, writing a piece on hiking, [...]

Sound of the Seasons

We all have a personal soundtrack. My formative years were spent with Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Simon and Garfunkel, the Eagles. Teenage years were Jane’s Addiction and Alice in [...]

One Year in Paradise

One year ago today I moved to Wanaka! I first encountered this corner of the world on my first assignment for National Geographic Traveler Magazine and promised myself that, one day, I would live [...]