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Ferry Ride from Tortola to St Thomas

I woke up in sunny and warm Tortola, BVI on Friday morning and after coffee and breakfast I made my way to one of the islands seaports. After buying tickets and paying a security fee, I waited to board a ferry to St Thomas. Just after a short rain storm abated, I boarded the ship and settled in on the open air of the top deck. I was glad to have my camera with me, as the hour long tour was breathtaking.
I feel so very fortunate to work with All Hands and Hearts in their efforts to restore this part of the world to it's pre-hurricane glory.

Although shaky from the rocking of the boat, you can see a time-lapse of my voyage below.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Cane Garden Bay Beach

Sunset over the Caribbean

Cane Garden Bay Beach

Hello San Juan!

Thank you Houston!

In the wake of an unthinkable natural disaster I found a new home and a new family of friends in Houston, Texas. A 10-day volunteer commitment turned into 6.5 months in a city I might have never visited. The strength, perseverance, and community this city has demonstrated since Hurricane Harvey is nothing short of astounding, and I couldn't be prouder to have been a part of it.

To the volunteers and staff I've met and worked with in Houston, you are an inspiration.
Houston still needs your help. The scale of the disaster in Houston is greater than you can imagine. The media and news have moved on to different stories, but you can still make a significant difference. Please donate if you can:

What the hell Facebook?

Facebook, Instagram (which is owned by Facebook), Twitter, YouTube (which is owned by Google), Snapchat, and almost every social network profits off of the posts you create and share...that's creepy. It's like someone found a way to make a profit off of your parents or grandparents old photo albums.

The recent events involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook (which are somewhat distilled to the facts here) demonstrates that social networks will take risks with our information instead of erring on the side of caution.

There are social networks that have attempted to present an alternative to Facebook, but have not enjoyed the success that they sought. Ello started in 2014 and this article describes it's evolution into a platform for artists. Vero came to the fore recently with a subscription based model, and for a short period of time they invited users to join for free forever.

I'm really not sure how to approach this. I think people will not actually ditch Facebook c…