Wandering and Rambling

Inspiration, work, curiosities & amusements.

I’ve often lost myself,
in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake



This is Your Brain on Engineering (GoldieBlox Easter PSA)

At age 2, girls start to identify with their gender. Or, more accurately, all kids start to understand that they have a gender, and become more aware of the social influences for how they should act as a result. In our culture, there are narrow blueprints called “boy” and “girl” that dictate to us all what is and is not the “right” way to act. These blueprints are pretty limiting — “boys don’t cry” and “girls are princesses” aren’t exactly the greatest life mottos. Gendered influences come from everywhere around kids: their parents, their friends, their teachers, the games they play, the movies they watch, the books they read… the list is endless, and all of it sends a message, sometimes negative and often limiting, about what is and isn’t a “girl thing” or a “boy thing.”



the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier

(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)


Running is my art and the mountains are my canvas. I feel very passionate about running, I put my blood sweat and tears into it daily; I love to run. Every new day is a beautiful day to be alive and if you decide you want to do something well, you should do it with your whole heart. That is art.

—Timothy Allen Olson.
When someone describes so profoundly the overwhelming feelings of joy you yourself go through on a daily basis when on the trails it’s pure perfection..it’s not about health or times or numbers, it’s that moment of zen and oneness with everything reverberating in the universe. . Beautiful