One of my favorite parts of the Ethiopian culture is the way that they so beautifully incorporate dancing and music into their culture. At 2000 Habesha, one of my favorite cultural restaurant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, they perform a variety of traditional Ethiopian dances. Eskesta is […]
Spending a few days in Lucerne, Switzerland is like spending a few days in a magical (expensive) children’s snowy storybook. One of the most picturesque places, it sits on the shore of Lake Lucerne, within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi […]
In Addis Ababa Lindsay and I spend a Sunday at the Taste of Addis Food Festival in Floral Tropical Gardens. The scents of Indian, Moroccan, Ethiopian and other types of food lured us around the festival. More than 35 restaurants served incredible cuisine […]
I have just returned to Addis Ababa from 10 days in Mekelle, Ethiopia where Operation Smile led a 4 table medical mission at Ayder Referral Hospital. What a whirlwind journey. I am eternally grateful for the volunteer surgeons, doctors, nurses, speech […]
Last year the City of Virginia Beach donated almost ten acres to Operation Smile in the Princess Anne Commons area — Virginia Beach’s “Academic Village” — for the new Global Headquarters. I’ve watched the setup of the building evolve […]
Big news everyone! I am so pleased to announce that I will be leading a photographic safari to Kenya next April with Vie Safari! I have traveled to this region before and am thrilled to be going back! I hope […]
Recently, I have been displaying my work at a couple different coffee shops and restaurants in downtown Asheville. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Look at those smiles. Missing these women.
In November we took a trip to New York City where Occupy Wall Street had been in progress for about 35 days so far. Incredible to see. What struck me the most was the amount of diversity amongst the protesters. […]
Invisible Children, the organization that I worked for while in Uganda last year, has had a LOT going on over the past few months. Most importantly, Obama has agreed to send 100 US troops to the Congo to find Joseph […]