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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

The world's longest serving head of state who ruled Thailand for over seven decades has passed at the age of 88.  My family, Thailand, and I, all bid a tearful farewell to one of the greatest symbols of unity, strength and kindness that has graced this world. 

His majesty is revered as a ruler that took time to visit every province in Thailand so that he may listen to the needs of young and old, rich and poor.  His name, Bhumibol Adulyadej, literally translates to Strength of the Land, Incomparable Power, which serves prophetic as his reign provided nothing short of...


Happy Indigenous People's Day!

Happy Indigenous People's Day!

Today we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate and focus on the cultures of various indigenous tribes in the American continents. These ancient societies have such beautiful and varied traditions, faiths, and ways of life that have been eroded and erased as homogenous modern culture takes over the world. Why is it so important to remember and honor the indigenous peoples of the world?

 

These are the cultures that built the foundation of the world we live in today; a vast rainbow of tradition, religion, and art that informs the evolution of humanity....


Daydreaming....

Daydreaming....

As summer dies down in Telluride, I can't help but daydream about my upcoming trip to China, Thailand and Japan.  

I long for a selection of endless dim sum, a mind bogglingly cheap, five-star plate of panang and a hearty bowl of scalding hot ramen toped with the most perfectly blanched egg you have ever seen. 

If I'm not daydreaming about food, I'm daydreaming about all the artists and exquisitely handcrafted goods I get to find.  Hand-loomed textiles for days, jewelry and charms to die for, and to top if off; hand-carved teak anything!   

If i'm not consumed...


DO Good, BUY Good Paper

DO Good, BUY Good Paper

Cards are one of the most special forms of written communication.

 I cherish each and every birthday card I have ever received from my grandparents. I have shed tears over cards from friends sent during difficult times. I have spent up to an hour at a grocery store picking the perfect Mother’s or Father’s Day card.

 So what if the cards you gave your loved ones benefited more then the sender and the receiver? What if you could benefit the card maker as well?

 Good Paper makes this possible.

 Beautifully detailed and full of fantastic puns, Good Paper cards are...


Travel Around Love Abound

Travel Around Love Abound

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela

Right on Nelson Mandela. Right on. 

Education is so incredibly powerful. It is a tool that can annihilate racism, bigotry, sexism…I could go on.

Needless to say, it is something that I hold dear to my heart and am so excited to announce that my family and I will be working with the Banwangrang School in Thailand this fall! 

Upon our first visit to the school, we were enticed by the amazingly devoted teachers and excited primary school children.  Unfortunately, we also noticed that...