Thailand Video Wrap-up

For a nine-and-a-half-minute wrap-up of our three weeks in Thailand, see below. After returning from our trip, for which I was a chaperon and documentarian of the middle schoolers who participated, I compiled all the footage taken, picked out the best, and then spliced, captioned, and soundtracked the pieces into this montage showing off the trip’s…
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East Africa: A Filthy, Beautiful Place

On September 15, 2014, my two-week, three-country East Africa trek began. Though much of my previous activity in Tanzania had been off the cuff, these final two weeks were planned even before I left the U.S.–thus my departing flight from north-neighboring Kenya. This grand finale tour of East Africa was to include all the countries.…
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Safari Final: Elephants In The River And A Short Film On Our Day

Three hippos stood in the shallow water opposite the wide river from where our picnic table sat. These round, grey mammalian buoys were the first of a few we’d see this afternoon. The animal sightings forthwith offered a few new species as well as some old ones a bit more lively than before. Most lifelike…
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Books + Video = Awesome

Last week I shared pictures of my book release party. This time I announce the release of my video book.  It’s becoming increasingly popular for people to read electronically–from computer to eReader, from article to novel. While many prefer the ability to turn the page, it’s also nice not having to carry around books everywhere…
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Book Release Party Photos

Over the weekend, I hosted two book release events in Bemidji and Minneapolis. My book, Life Learned Abroad: Lessons on Humanity from China, is about the experiences I had and insights gained when living in China for eleven months from 2010-2011. From teaching little Chinese children to visiting the embalmed corpse of Mao Zedong, it…
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The Snap Heard ‘Round The World

The human body is a mystery. Phenomena occur all the time that have doctors scratching their heads. A friend of mine recently had a golf ball-sized tumor in his brain dissolve after plaguing him for seven years. He was elated; doctors at the Mayo Clinic are stumped. You might think, though, that something as standard…
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