befriending the darkness. inviting the shadows to pull up a chair and stay awhile. i’ve always run from the hidden parts of myself, but recently a change has ocurred. i no longer feel the need to run or hide away from the darkness. afterall if… Read More
what is pain? i’ve recently started seeing it as a gift that opens us to a deeper understanding of who we are. without pain would we ever take the time to look into the layers below the surface? what other than pain penetrates who we… Read More
in the silence the truth rises. it moves through our stories, through the lies, the distractions, the shadows and into the light. here it finds the freedom to breathe, to release and to be heard. the talking can often times be a deterrent, a covering… Read More
Beers & Big Ideas has officially begun! what started out as a simple idealistic conversation over beers with my good friend Steve Wanta has months later become a reality. we are currently in Zimbabwe and traveling across East Africa discovering more about development, people, culture,… Read More
it’s well over a month now, almost two, since i last wrote. these past two months have been excruciatingly painful. having the love of your life walk away from you…there are no words to capture that kind of heartache. since that time i have been… Read More
first night back in maai mahiu, kenya since march. so much change…new hires both in the states and kenya side, new partners like lucky brand and henri bendel for the LIFE Line, a tour on the east coast with whole foods market, officiating the wedding… Read More
one of the most powerful documentaries i have seen showing the profound impact one man can make for thousands. this man, Yacouba Sawadogo has lived a 25 year journey to change the face of his people in Burkina Faso through simple, yet innovative farming methods providing food, security and empowerment for hundreds of communities. a simple, humble, focused journey with the purest of motives builds into a mountain of powerful change…inspiring!
In Burkina Faso, the rapid desertification of the once fertile plains of the Sahel caused droughts and ruined harvests, sparking a mass exodus of village inhabitants and famines that decimated populations. Yet remarkably, one illiterate peasant farmer and his ingenious farming methods have proved the key to achieving what experts have failed to do: stop the desert. This inspiring documentary tells the unique story of Yacouba Sawadogo, whose years of toil have transformed the lives of thousands.
Death to the fear Life to the love So many thoughts running through the pages of what we have become No thoughts reached these shores No motives seeking this motion And yet here we are And here we shall be A breath of happiness A… Read More
last night natalie and i finished one of the most powerful documentary films on a single individual, Marley: a film by kevin macdonald. the film dives to the depths of bob marley’s person, his music, his faith, his family, the world’s stage and the state… Read More