Postcard From Seneca Plaza, Seattle
Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
Putting things off is the biggest waste of life:
it snatches away each day as it comes,
and denies us the present by promising the future.
The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy,
which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today.
You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control,
and abandoning what lies in yours.
What are you looking at?
To what goal are you straining?
The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
Death in Small-Town Texas: From Crystal City to Uvalde
“Don’t behave as if you are destined to live forever. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good. Now.” — Marcus Aurelius Recently I was asked to document a two-day funeral out west. During my time here, I’ve been fortunate to visit many…
A month with the Peak Design Everyday Zip 20L
A good backpack is one of the best investments one can make. I had been searching for a customizable pack that could be used as a regular weekender, or a dedicated camera bag that doesn’t scream ‘tourist.’ This led me to the Peak Design Everyday Zip 20L. There is…
Postcard from Mexico City
“Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.”— Carlos Fuentes They call Paris “The City of Love.” Possibly true, possibly a marketing ploy. But it got me thinking, what if there is a ranking system for such a place? A place filled with life and love…
Postcard from Minnesota
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” - Henry David Thoreau. Yellow Bass, Crappie, Perch. There is an abundance of fish waiting to be caught in these cold waters. We scoop sleet out of the water and watch the…
Along the I-35: From San Antonio to Austin
“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” — John Steinbeck Texas is its own planet where traveling between its cities, small or large, can be like traveling between worlds. It’s a place where adventure seeks…
Postcard from Lisbon
Oh salty sea, how much of your salt is tears from Portugal? — Fernando Pessoa I have thick brown hair and a Portuguese last name that I cannot pronounce. Culturally, I’m as Scandinavian as smoked herring, but ethnically, there is not much of a difference between the local fishermen in…
Postcard from Copenhagen
“The most satisfying and most basic art experience is looking — pure, unmediated observation and sensation.” — Roy Thurston After nearly a decade, I am home for more than a few weeks at a time. Not permanently, but long enough to appreciate the effortless calmness found within the city. Per…
Postcard from The Forgotten Island, Denmark.
“Islands are reminders of arrivals and departures” — Gretel Ehrlich Bornholm is a remote island tucked away in the Baltic sea. Although being a Danish Island, it is geographically located closer to Sweden, Germany, and Poland than Denmark. Initially settled during the Viking Age by fishermen. …