I've been all over in the past few years. Mostly working in food sovereignty projects.
I've developed horticulture projects with small scale coffee farmers, done translations, taught english in Honduras and music in Ecuador. I was working for more than a year on a demonstrative agroforestry project in Nicaragua.
I like to travel but don't believe in traveling just for the sake of it. I like to be in a place and get to know people. I'm starting to believe that I'm ready for something beyond the endless transience, and that I want to have friendships and relationships that don't have some cutoff date when myself or my friends and loved ones are always leaving to go somewhere else.
Food is important (and delicious). I believe that by changing the way we farm and interact with what we eat, we can change the world.
I can light a fire from what I find on the ground with one match in a thunderstorm, but I can't use an iPhone to save my life.
Nothing feels more right to me than being in a forest.
Readjusting to the US, still.
Being a student of life, taking every opportunity to learn something new.
I plan on starting an agroforestry project in the NE in the next few years, but who knows what that will be exactly or where.
I write as much as I can get away with. I don't want my art to become my job, but I want my job to leave plenty of time for my art.
I'm an experience junkie. I live for stories.
Finding my way in the dark without a flashlight
Walking in other peoples shoes
Being just stupid enough to always find myself in strange places, and just smart enough to get out
Adaptation, Synecdoche New York, Night of the Iguana, Triplets of Belleville, Memorial Valley Massacre, Cabin in the Woods (and pretty much any other bad horror), almost anything Werner Herzog
Everything from Modest Mouse to Harlem, Wavves, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mu Meson, Roy Orbison, Dr. Dog, Nada Surf, Radiohead, M. Ward, The Dodos, Leadbelly. I'll listen to anything once.
Burritos, Tacos, Malaysian, Spicy Thai Green Curry! Most anything Indian, SUSHI
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Olafur Eliasson, Andrew Wyeth, Caravaggio, Walton Ford
Fresh fruit and veg
My little sister
How to fit stuff in a backpack.
Starting a farm like the world has never seen.
You don't mind getting dirty.