Feel free to look at any area you like by selecting a tab along the bottom of your screen. If you see something you like, e-mail me and let me know!
I've recently added movies from my summer trips with the Bicycle Boys. Look for them on the movies tab. Please note these movies are QuickTime movies and are best experienced on a computer with a quality display, speedy internet connection and, of course, a pair of good headphones!
I am really into music. That's why I decided to add a music section to my site. I posted a small selection of my old favorites. If you have any cash, please support these guys (e.g. mail the $20 to them directly or go to a concert).
If you find a spelling mistake or experience a problem, please send me an e-Mail and I'll happily fix it. Finally, I would like to thank The Univeristy of Texas for hosting the best online map collection on the Internet.
Father and Son
The Caolo Family
Eliza Im Sommer
Dine a toi
Gang of Four
Katie and Emily
Laura and James
Laura and I
Sonja and Christen
John In Amsterdam
Spring Break in Montana
Mountain Bike Heaven
Wine on the Rhein
Italians In Germany
Isabel On The Neckar
Sadie and Olivia
Sun in July
To view a photo, click on a photo name under any of the groups listed to the left. To view an album, click on the group name.
Also, photos of my life in England are available here.
Over the last eight years, I've been fortunate enough to visit many countries throughout most of Europe. In fact, I just returned to the United States after living in England last winter.
Nothing compares to the different perspectives foreign travel can give an open minded explorer. It's been my experience that money is more an impediment to cultural experience than an enabler. After three summers in hostels throughout Europe and a week with a French family in Nice, hotels seem rather boring (and even isolating).
On the map below (sorry for the size, I wanted it to be clear), the red dots are places I've visited or lived. I didn't include places where I only saw the train station or the airport.
One of my hobbies is writing short stories. I also write political essays from time to time, but those tend to be more cathartic than objective. ;-)
I'm in the process of preparing a new batch of essays for this tab so stay tuned...
As someone who is quite literally addicted to music, I couldn't resist sharing. It's impossible for me to upload everything I like (or to keep it updated), but since the best way to know me is to know my music, I've selected some of my all-time favorites. These are not the newest vibes in my collection, but they are the tracks I find myself returning to in moods of solace or contentment. Each of these elicits memories of a time or a place close to my heart and only partially of my conscious mind.
My favorite DJs/shows are: A State of Trance (Armin van Buuren), Global DJ Broadcast (Markus Schulz), Gabriel and Dresden, Sasha, Nick Warren, John Digweed, Orbital, and Underworld. Technically, the list could go on forever. Anyway, to play a song, click on a row that interests you in the table below.
Below are links to several movies I've made using photographs I've taken. The movies are in the QuickTime 6 format and as such require the free QuickTime 6 Player (or a higher version thereof). You can download the simple installer here (Windows users: make sure you do a "Recommended" and not a "Minimum" installation).
These links will open the movie in a new window. If you get a prompt to download the movie, save it to your desktop and re-install the QuickTime Player. Make certain you allow the QuickTime Player to maintain file associations for the .mov and .mp4 file types. Windows Media Player and Real Player (ugh) tend to steal this association, despite the fact that they can't play QuickTime files properly.
These movies are large and are best experienced on a computer with a quality display, speedy internet connection and, of course, a pair of good headphones!