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‘Is There Pasture on the Moon?’

The first time I ever camped outdoors; the first time I watched a fragile sheet of ice crack under my breath and slide down the wall of our tent, was right above Tinqi at 14,000 feet in the Andes beside … Continue reading

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IN HAITIAN SEAS

Every Christmas from the time I turned eight my family took a Caribbean cruise, nine in total. The ocean air and hypnotic sea gave my father a much-needed rest. He ran a large allergy practise on the Southwest Side of … Continue reading

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BARREN IN STONE-AGE ECUADOR

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Peter arrived in Quito after four months of guiding mountain climbers in Argentina, and with his return, sheer terror. We planned to head for the Andes Mountains of Peru to begin making our first documentary film but instead, we made … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REVOLUTION? Corruption, Scandal, Concubines

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Shortly before my visit to the last Maoist stronghold in China, I went to the Dashanzi art district near the edges of Beijing, popularly known as Factory 798. Designed by the East Germans during the 1950s and paid for by … Continue reading

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PENGUIN COUNTERS: In the Wake of Shackleton’s Reunion

A few wet strides to the rocky shore and I am in an amphitheatre of penguins, screeching and lollygagging about; 60,000 to be exact. To one side, ice capped peaks pierce the sky. Anchored out at sea is a Soviet … Continue reading

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The Verité of Reality Television

When I was asked by a documentary production company to make a sizzle reel to pitch a reality series about two gay men trying to live an ordinary family life with their three adopted black children in a posh white … Continue reading

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Going to Antarctica!

G2 in Antarctica! Peter, me and Erik Osterholm are joining Ron Naveen on his annual visit to Antarctica, leaving November 17. Ron has been monitoring climate change by charting the fertility of penguins for nearly twenty years. We all agree … Continue reading

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