Chinese Experience

The year was 1980, just two years after President Nixon opened the doors of China for the United States to engage in trade negotiations.  Of course, the whole world was anxious to begin trading with China, since the massive country had closed itself off since 1945 and the rise of Mao Zedong....

Pura Vida. Costa Rica.

In Costa Rica, the local ticos and ticas have a saying . . . Pura Vida!  That means the pure life, and it is the answer to every question.  It comes down to the fact that when the pace of life slows down and the beauty of the natural world surrounds, nothing can get in the way of being real.  Guide Juan Carlos Rodriguez has captured a glimpse of the pure life in his beautiful photographs from the old-growth Rain Forest, and the flora and fauna that call it home.  Enjoy.  And, Pura...

Boulderites

I’d been away from Boulder for a while.  Busy with some travelling and a brief stint in the big city, I hadn’t dropped into the valley for over a year; but coming over that hill and seeing the Rocky Mountains rise up behind town made me forget why I ever left.  After driving...

The Real Patagonia

The South American sun sets on Punta Los Lobos–Point of the Wolves.  The breakers start here and travel a mile in to shore where they crash on the beach at the tiny surfing town of Pichilemu, Chile.   La Araucaria, or the Monkey Puzzle–half cactus, half pine tree.  My...

Documentary Open Mic

In 2012, Brian Wilson explored the open mic music scene in Boulder, Colorado.  His documentary film features local artists, Tommy & the Tangerines, Rosi Jim, and Occupy Forever, following their stories as up-and-coming musicians while they encounter the excitement and the struggle of life...