Tuesday, October 23, 2012

casas of the capital...




sure, i may live in a boring old, recently built condo building in downtown wellington, glass and steel and everything planned perfectly, except of course, the architects didn't leave room for a full sized fridge.

yup. so my flatmate max, el doctor of the mobile, and i keep it fresh and stack the mini-fridge with greens, yogurt and baked beets. i know you thought i was about write mini vodka and tequila in a mini fridge but nah, we keep it healthy.

though due to lack of a crisp and proper freezer there are two things i miss on the regular. one, ice cream and you bet this country has got milk of all sorts to make fine frozen crema from. two, frozen berries. how can a brother make a smoothie without access to bags of that red and purple goodness. it's all good and i shouldn't complain about having a roof over my head, always a blessing.

as for casas. stepping out this condo, roaming the streets, from ghuznee to cuba, from holland to sages, old school buildings are present, though many built of brick need to be re-stabilized by 2037 as they are earthquake prone.

some of these buildings, like the one up top remind me of spots like talkeetna, alaska for some reason, a vibe of old mining towns, frontier lands for sure...

love and health and to all... be sure to go out and vote!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

there i'd gone...



...a few hundred feet past this church, when i pulled the car over to the shoulder and said to pedro, "dude, i gotta turn this ride around, need to take a photograph at that church back there."

and that is what i did.

st. colman's catholic church, coromandel town, coromandel peninsula, the north island of new zealand.

september 2012.

love and health to all...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

sitting & reading &...



...often daydreaming at a table at one of the three libraries in this city where i tend to read, reminisce and reflect.

this is the view on sunday from one of the top floors of the victoria university of wellington main library...

love & health to all...

Thursday, October 04, 2012

where's the line of scrimmage?

video

video
depends which side of the equator the team's on...

up top it's mc as qb 'n' kink and i getting our grade school days back on, running routes and most certainly playing tackle football...

and that's pedro 'n' i at low tide & barefoot, on the west coast of the coromandel peninsula, invited by some kiwi young-ins to play a bit of touch rugby at an eight year old's birthday...

love and health to all...

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

wellington way...




october 3rd.

in the deep south but driving further south...

thinking of my momma while passing, stopping and snapping a sleeping volcano whose sister decided to wake for a little when i was gone. plenty of snow still, spring skiing...

then past lake taupo and stopped to feel the wind in my hair and watch the waves crash upon its shores...

seven hours later, arrived in wellington this evening, happy to have a pulsating creative concrete jungle under my feet.

 habitat that always feels like home for this here human...

love and health to all...