Giving Thanks, Calistoga

I’m not much of one for the whole pilgrim narrative and trying to figure out what to do with a 20 lb. bird (and its leftovers) is a bit of a conundrum. Still, despite the sorry events of this last week, there’s so much for which to give thanks. For many years, Thanksgiving has been […]

My City, San Francisco

I set out this morning pretending to be a tourist in my own city. I wanted to see how we treat tourists, people with cameras, in our city. I wanted to see if we smiled at visitors. Some cities have mounted police. Camera in hand and sneakers on my feet, I walked from Fort Mason […]

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?

For Buddhists, the mountains are Gods whose faces we should not be stepping all over. Nor should we be replacing the flowers in their hair with high energy food wrappers and plastic water bottles. I’ve been thinking a lot about extreme adventure sports and adrenaline junkies as I’ve been leaving my own carbon footprints all […]

Winter Wonderland, Yosemite

Henry David Thoreau wrote that In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World. As we witness and contribute to the erosion of our natural world, I think those words are more true and relevant now than ever. I love taking pictures. Not for the end result of a perfect frame, the impossible shot, or simple […]

Yosemite, the Girl Next Door

I flew all the way to the Himalayas but what I found there is also in my own backyard. Yosemite is like the girl next door. You don’t realize how beautiful she is until, well…you realize how beautiful she is. It’s like you wake up one morning and, through your bathroom window, you catch a […]