Off the Grid: New Zealand

IMAGINE mountains of volcanic ash. Emerald thermal pools, so pure that their vivid greens and blues reflect the towering mountains above. Spider webs straddling neighboring bushes, their translucent threads so fine yet so magnificently intricate in their weavings. Mud pools bubbling, popping, and plopping, fuming beside bursting geysers. Caves so cavernous your floating tube of … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Slowing Time

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Listen to the art.  -Junot Diaz Picture this scene: if you could stand in the middle of the sidewalk during lunch hour in Midtown Manhattan without being pummeled by the hoards of people passing by, you would find … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Hammock Village

I have returned from my time away, and NYC has once again embraced me with its hyper-energized arms.  I’m happy to be back, but since my return, I’ve missed swinging in the hammock we had in the backyard between two big trees. Have you been in a hammock lately?  What is it about a hammock … Continue reading

The Simplicity of Summer

So many people are preparing for summer vacations.  Whether they be day trips, long weekends, or complete getaways, plans and lists are in the works.  Whenever I pack for a weekend out of town, I am always amazed at how little I need to take with me in order to get by.  Even if you … Continue reading

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