After working too damn hard for too many years, I took a year and half off starting September 2001 and traveled the world. I visited Africa, Australia, Yucatan-Mexico, Italy, France, England, Netherlands, Fiji and spent weeks visiting family and friends in the U.S. It was a lifelong dream to visit Africa and the photo below is from a safari in Kenya. I can't imagine a place on Earth where the landscape and animals are more breathtaking or a place where the people are more genuine. In case you were unaware, Kenya was a British Colony and most of the people speak English which made my travels easy.
The trip to Africa certainlyl enriched my life and broadened my perspective. I realize that despite what I have gone through in life, I have never had a hard day when compared to Africa's children. I have always had running water, food, a toilet, electricity and the ability to brush my teeth. I have given tremendous thought and have drawn from my life's experiences but have been unable to articulate the depth and severity of the poverty I encountered. I continue to digest what I experienced and am working to understand the experience.
After this amazing 18-month journey, I met the woman of my dreams (on Match.com, believe it or not) and we got married a year to the day we met. We have two amazing little girls and I treasure every day with them.
Here are some of my hobbies and interests: loving my amazing wife, watching my daughters grow, running marathons (ran the LA marathon in 4:06), international travel, 3D CGI, Oil Painting, Yoga, Meditation, techno / progressive house music.