I created this website to share my life story and spirit of learning.
At fifteen, I dropped out of school in the Ohio rustbelt, and went to live in a jungle valley by the ocean in Hawaii, where I learned to surf and found freedom. Now, 40 years and 40 countries later, I am a university lecturer with a PhD, two MAs, and over 50 published articles, living and working on the amazing resort island of Phuket, Thailand.
Wherever I went, I always took my journal and my camera.
This website showcases some of the many photos and videos from my adventures, and strongly reflects my love of education abroad and travel.
For students, I have a portfolio of courses that I teach, with links to photo journals. Take a look at my travel stories from Tibet, the Silk Road or Pakistan, and my lectures on Eastern Civilization.
What I want to do with this website is to inspire you to leave behind your boring classroom, get out into the surf, into the world, and learn through adventure and travel – as well as from the books and teachers you meet on the way.