Thailand: The Legendary Long-Neck Women Of Burma…who Had Long Faces

In Thailand, I was able to meet and photograph (and videotape) some Kayan women–otherwise known as “long neck women.” Unfortunately, their way of life seemed stripped down to nothing more than a tourist attraction. *** You’ve likely heard of them. Tribal people whose women have extraordinarily long necks wrapped and stretched in gold-colored rings. This is…
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Thailand: One Cliff, Two Rivers, Three Countries–A Story Of Freedom

In Thailand, standing on the borders of three countries proved more powerful to those with me whose parents had to cross this border under the threat of death 40 years earlier.  *** I stood at the edge of a cliff overlooking a windy, muddy river coming into view from my left. It meandered its way across…
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Thailand: The Elephant Park–Potentially Harmful, Certainly Incredible

A visit to an elephant park in Thailand in May 2015 revealed the incredible nature of these beasts–but also brought up the double-edged sword that these parks are. *** On May 3, our group of 43 students and chaperons went to see an elephant park outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After escaping the city in…
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Thailand: Teaching Football To Thai Students

In May, 2015, I went to Thailand with a group of students to document their trip to their sister school in the hill country from rural, northern Thailand. While there, I taught the Thai youth how to throw an American football.  *** Blue 42; Blue 42!! Our interactions with our sister school in the rural…
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Cambodia: Crocs/Wedding

During a visit to Cambodia in early 2011, I had a special day visiting a crocodile farm and crashing a wedding. Click on the miniature story image below to read the full story from my former travel blog.

Cambodia: The Khmer Rouge

During a visit to Cambodia in early 2011, I visited the museum devoted to a dark time in their recent history: the Khmer Rouge of the late 1970s. When these guys took charge, they decimated the economy, culture…and the population. Click on the long image below to read the full story of my travel to…
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Cambodia: Monks Among The Temples

During a visit to Cambodia in early 2011, I visited their famed temples–and then interacted with the area monks. The experience was both otherworldly and yet firmly grounded in this one. Monks Among the Temples “Their faces are shaped with serenity. The bright orange cloth serves as an unmistakable symbol. “Admit it: there’s a wonder…
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Gone Fishin’ (the Tanzanian Vs. The Minnesota Way)

I’m walking along the edge of giant Lake Nyasa in southwestern Tanzania, East Africa. I’m watching the men prepare their boats for hauling in a catch of freshwater fish–in a manner quite different than how I used to fish growing up in northern Minnesota. And this told me something about culture’s influence on economic development……
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Visit To An African Slum

An African slum. What comes to mind? I was given the chance to visit one of these extreme environments. And for the next two weeks I’ll show you photos and video of the conditions, the lives, and the institutions of a slum in Kampala, Uganda… Click here to read the whole piece.

Interview With A Witch Doctor

On our motorcycle ride over and around lushly vegetated rolling terrain, beyond small farms of coffee and cocoa, I was being driven to a destination that on one hand had nothing to do with this amazing nature, but on the other, was quite tied to it. We were visiting a man–not a waterfall or the…
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