holidays

Photo #2: Fog over the Peel Valley

August 23, 2008

It is surreal being above the fogline. Taken at sunrise on a foggy winter morning overlooking the Peel Valley in New South Wales, Australia. The colour of the sky is an incredible blue unlike anything I have seen anywhere else in the world. I used a very slow shutter speed but hand held with the […]

Continue Reading →

Photo #1: Glass as Art

August 17, 2008

This photograph was taken on a recent trip to Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, at Canberra Glassworks. I feel like I had it easy with such beautiful handiwork as the subject. I like the sense that the Art is Art. That is, each pieve of glasswork that exists as a piece of artwork creates a larger […]

Continue Reading →

Finding a Spiritual Home?

July 14, 2008

Spending hours in airports over the last few weeks has reminded me just how many magazines focus on beautifying one’s abode. Making one’s home beautiful can be taken to extremes, and though I spent 8 months of the last year in a sparsely furnished apartment that felt more like a hotel room than a home, […]

Continue Reading →

Diagnosis: missing home? Rx: A flight across the pacific!

June 20, 2008

Later this week I will be leaving on a jet plane…literally. I will fly out of these United States across the pacific blue and land in Australia after a little stop in NZ. I really shouldn’t complain about the inordinate amount of time i will spend in airports and on aircraft given that this trip […]

Continue Reading →

Easter Sunday – He is Risen Indeed

March 23, 2008

“He is Risen”He is Risen Indeed”Why do we do what we do? Why do we work where we work? why do we make the decisions we do? Why do we spend the finite hours in the week that we have (we all have the same amount) that we do? I personally need a little more […]

Continue Reading →

Being Thankful

March 22, 2008

Easter is about being Thankful. At the Good Friday service i went to yesterday Jeff reminded me that atonement was about deliverance from a debt of death. That’s what Good Friday is about – the actions of one man, who was also the Son of God, Jesus Christ dying on a cross (a death reserved […]

Continue Reading →

Good Friday – cultural observations

March 22, 2008

I thought after 8 months of living in America I had just about worked my way through the contradictions of the American pscyhe, or was at least prepared for them – I didn’t say that i had begun to understand them, mind you. This week i was thrown for a loop. For a country that […]

Continue Reading →