practice practice practice

every time now i see an athlete performing some amazing maneuver i think of “ronaldo”, one of the kids on our street. rolando is outside on our street practicing with his skateboard, bike and scooter (the kids kind) for hours…

up and over

[ed. i’ll be adding more commentary, but for now i’ll let the photos do the talking] today we did the tongariro alpine crossing. the crossing is a 18.5km (11.5 mile) tramp through the tongariro national park that travels up and…

forging north

in new zealand good friday and easter monday are state holidays so that means a 4 day weekend for everyone. trying to learn from our christmas mistake of not booking early the jboss had planned and booked a trip for…

artsy fartsy

for the last 3 weeks the new zealand international arts festival has been in full swing here in wellington. held every 2 years it features a wide range of theater, music, dance and visual arts. i think most every local theater, stage…

più grande è migliore

i’m opening myself wide open for ridicule here – but i’m proud to announce that i am the new owner of a grigio avio (aviator gray) vespa gtv 250i.e. yes – that would be a second (who can really say…

life on a south pacific island

the biggest surprise for me about our move to nz has been how much i enjoy living on the coast and spending time at the shore. i’ve never been a big ocean person before despite living over 20 years in…