John Ravitch

Hoh Rain Forest

Deep silence + the presence of everything Today, we are in a natural classroom with Gordon Hempton. A global adventurer and sound tracker, Gordon is able to unlock the underlying beauty of planet Earth through silence. Within our first moments together, it is clear that he is incredibly in-tune with his surroundings and tapping into…

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Chaco Canyon

“The sky begins at your feet.” The birthplace of North American modern culture begins right here in Nageezi, New Mexico. We just are a few hours from Santa Fe running hard on beat up backroads. These chunky dirt dusty pathways are the only way in and they are methodically beating the crap out of our…

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Roma

Like a smooth leaden boulder, Flight 237 drops out of the night sky skimming onto a well-worn airstrip at dawn, just a stones throw from Roma. It’s 6:30am and we on a last minute trip to begin a time-honored sibling act -> couch-surfing at my sister’s apartment. Amy is on a creative sabbatical. And Adisa…

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New York City

We are deep inside the crackling neon canyons of Times Square, an immense outdoor palace of cultural wonder. It is 29 degrees on this black and frigid night. I am looking down into a sea of rhythmically pulsing advertisements trying to make sense of it all. Feels like a Hieronymus Bosch scene –  a writhing…

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Osaka Wall

Osaka

We are just a few days into our month-in-Japan adventure and it already feels like forever and ago since we left Santa Fe. Having an incredible time so far, brimming with so much anticipation that we completely forgot to be jetlagged. Correspondingly, coffee is surprisingly good here. Green tea is my friend. Sidewalk hot/cold refreshment…

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New Mexico

Recently home from two years in Australia – easily the most vivid chapter of our adult lives. Living in Oz was beyond our wildest hopes – and the new friends we made will be with us for a long time. Yet with the pandemic, Adisa and I chose to return and shelter-in-place in SF ->…

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Tokyo

While living in Oz in 2020, I made a quick 5-day solo drop into the beating heart of the future metropolis. Life changing. Design is everywhere there, especially in the details: everything is right-sized to the specific need – no excess. It was a gorgeous deep summer there – and there was no sleep to…

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Aussies in Action

A smattering of our damn-good-fun Oz friends for you here. Their down-to-earth optimism, humor, and genuine curiosity is my personal benchmark for the kind of people I seek to have in my life. These snaps speak to their life force.

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Dark MoFo

The awe-inspiring Dark MoFo festival in Tasmania is a vivid mash-up of Burning Man, Brothers Grimm, Heath Ledger b-movies and the Venice Art Biennale. For over a century, the Tasmin capital city of Hobart has been the port of departure for risky Antarctic expeditions. It is now transformed once a year into an edgy arts…

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G’day

A warm hello from that other hemisphere where I am living Down Under with Adisa. Australia is both wonderfully familiar, teaming with culture and yet quite different. Hard to briefly sum up this new life – it feels like a mash-up of my 19-year old ‘first trip to Europe’ student-self with a life-experienced Bay Area…

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