*New Video* A Conversation With A Student At A Liberal College

Picking things back up in the Pacific Northwest, I have for you today Video #8: A Conversation With a Student at a Liberal College. For this one, I visit the (in)famously progressive Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. There I encounter student Jalissa, who opens up about the recent protests & threats that wracked her campus,…
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*New Video* The “Arkansas Redneck” Reacts To Me Giving Him $570

As I shared last week, my trip to Arkansas earlier this month was a success. There, I surprised Bill Jones with $570 cash raised from viewers who wanted to give this man–who starred in my most-popular YouTube video–some Christmas cheer. We succeeded in doing so. And while at it, I followed up with Bill about…
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I’m Heading Back To Arkansas…With $500 For Bill “Redneck” Jones

By far, my all-time, most-popular YouTube video is my interview with Bill Jones, the “Arkansas Redneck.” Something about him got people’s attention–usually for good reasons. Yeah, some people badmouthed him after watching the video:   hollywoodfastlife916  5 months ago This is just a poor, dirty man. That’s it.   But most appreciated his genuine nature, and some…
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*New Video* The Divided State Of America: As Seen Through The Reaction To Charlottesville

Does it ever feel like others respond to the events of the country as if you and they aren’t even seeing the same thing? The chaotic, violent weekend at Charlottesville comes to mind. But while differing interpretations of events is nothing new (even beneficial so that we can gain a more complete perspective), it seems…
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*New Video* Conversation At A Marijuana Store: VPNW #4

“I just smoked 10 minutes ago.” In Clackamas, just outside Portland, Oregon, I entered Stoney Only marijuana dispensary. I expected them to resist being on camera, as had another pot store I visited. But after talking to a young man behind the counter, he immediately got the owner, who happily sat down with me. Owner…
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New Year, New Video: Portraits Of Tanzanian Villagers (And How They Reacted To Photography)

Happy New Year! Two-and-a-half years ago, while working at the school in the village of Magulilwa, Tanzania, a few townspeople warmed to the idea of having their picture taken. A couple of weeks later, I handed them their photographs. Now all of the villagers wanted one. Before I knew it, I became the village photographer,…
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Ayla Travels The World, Part 9: South Korea

From Beijing to Busan, Ayla went from one Asian city to the next. Same continent, but very distinct settings. Plus, in Busan Ayla excitedly stayed with a fellow Norwegian family! For this reason, Ayla considers her eight days in South Korea as a break from the normal backpacking life she knew throughout the rest of the three…
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Ayla Travels The World, Part 5: Video Of The Vatican

Two weeks into Ayla’s 3-month trek across the globe, the Norwegian was now going to leave her home continent. After Italy and Malta, it was time to see Africa for the first time–starting with Egypt.  But wait… Ayla had a flight itinerary hiccup that took her to Rome (and enough time to see the Vatican.)…
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Ever Been To Chicago? Photos And Footage From My Weekend There

Over March 24-27, I drove down to Chicago and soaked in this magnificent city.  First was some unexpected nature shots. Ice storm in Wisconsin the day before + crawling freeway traffic = an opportunity to take these pictures out the window: …and I took this trip to enjoy city living! Later this night, I got…
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Monkeys, Crocodiles, River Ride, And Other Videos From Cambodia

As a bonus to the Cambodia stories offered the last several weeks, I thought I’d cap it all off with some videos. They are all related to nature. This first is a short clip of visiting the crocodile farm in Battambang and seeing the largest of them being fed:   From reptiles, we’ll go to…
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