Travel & Art, Travel & the Brain

Houses of Atitlan & The Neuroscience of Visual Aesthetics

Environmental aesthetics, or the visual appeal of geography and architecture, make up an important part of why we like to travel. On Lake Atitlan, the natural enchantment is amplified by a boat ride which affords views of a string of startling private homes, architectural works of mystical art. In this article I explore why the brain… Read More Houses of Atitlan & The Neuroscience of Visual Aesthetics

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Poetry from Patagonia: The Man and his Dog

Inspired by the lovely poem I received from my mother on my most recent birthday, I decided to publish the poem that I wrote for Mischa’s birthday earlier this year. I won’t be winning any literature prizes, but I think it captures a certain aspect of the rugged mountain life of southern Patagonia.