Currently in Sofia, Bulgaria
The aliens soon would learn that the fur-covered Earthling isn't cool with being probed.
Album Bear Cartoons & Memes
My "1079" book signing trip ended with Flight 1079.
Pilots Oren Barak and Luis Eraso were quite surprised by the coincidence and very excited to receive signed copies of the book.
The design I'm wearing on Flight 1079 is purchased for a party with a Russian theme, ie drink Vodka till you drop dead, nothing to do with the book. I didn't mean to immortalize it, it's my only thirst, I don't even have a jacket. When I left to Vegas it was scorching summer. I didn't expect to be in the frame but to ask a flight attendant to give the books to the pilots. They called me to the cockpit and said that I am the star!
My personal record for longest flight - 42 hours, including but not limited to 16h Doha-LA and 14h layover in Doha.
Las Vegas- Los Angeles - Doha - Bucharest - Sofia
The contortion was needed due to the ban to touch down in Schengen at the time when the ticket was purchased. The ban is now lifted.
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The mother of all bears
Bears go to work early in the morning
Album Flight 1079
Album Vienna 2019
Daub by Simon Lawton. The star is my mom.
"A dear friend loves her Teddies, and asked me for a Daub of a Bear in the Woods at night, with the Moon and a Star. So I did this as she is a special Girl, don't worry, will be doing a real Bear too."
Francys “Fran” Arsentiev aka The Sleeping Beauty of Everest
Died May 24, 1998 (aged 40) on Mount Everest, Tibet (Xizang) Region, China
First U.S. woman to climb Mount Everest without help of oxygen; died on the descent at 7800 m (25,590 ft)
Her husband Sergey Arsentiev fell to his death trying to help his wife
Our Vegas support team @ Other Mama where Shin is a sushi chef.
The Bears: "Where is the food? Do you see any food?"
Album Vegas 2021
A storm is coming
Canyon trail, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest
Non-Detonated Explosives › Do Not Touch › Good To Know!
Album Canyon trail 2021
Russian soldiers create avalanche by firing artillery - this is how you do it.
Roof top view from The Hoxton DTLA
Album Los Angeles 2021
Coffee can only work up to a point...
Album Vegas 2021
Cathedral Rock - Nevada by Thomas Dwyer
Flying 15 hours from Doha(DOH), Hamad International Airport → Los Angeles (LAX), Los Angeles International Airport
Bulgarian National Rdaio program Hristo Botev, host Ivana Murdjeva guest Teodora Hadjiyska
Album Bulgarian National Rdaio
Album Bad Aussee 2021
Churches with weathervanes on top can be traced back to 50BC in Ancient Greece in the Athenian "Tower of the Winds". The reason why they were mostly placed on churches in particular, was purely practical. Since churches were usually main landmarks in a community, weather vanes were placed on their top so people could easily know the direction of the wind. The addition of the rooster came during the 9th century though. Pope Nicholas I, ordered that every church in Europe should have a rooster on its steeple as a reminder of Jesus’ prophecy that the cock would not crow the morning until Peter denounced Him three times. Since in most churches the steeples had already a wind vane, the highest point to place the rooster was at the top of the weather vane.
Album Hahnstein 2021
Album Bosruck 2021
St. Gall and the Bear
An Irish monk on a mission
saunters through Swiss forest,
when a bear charges him, fur bristles,
nostrils large and dark, the holy man
does not clench in fear, slowly
extends his hand, chunk of bread
in his palm, offers it to those
long-clawed paws which take it eagerly
into hungry jaws and lumbers off.
The bear returns that evening,
wood piled high in his brown arms
to build the monk a fire.
Together they sit for hours,
listen to night’s music,
count stars as they appear,
bask in warmth of embers
and new friendship.
When the great bear of your life
charges toward you, nourish it
with the bread of your kindness.
When it comes carrying kindling,
sit down together, see what is sparked
and what shapes dance in the flame.
© 2019 Christine Valters Paintner
Legend has it that as St Gall was traveling in the woods of what is now Switzerland he was sitting one evening warming his hands at a fire. A bear emerged from the woods and charged. The holy man rebuked the bear, so awed by his presence it stopped its attack and slunk off to the trees. There it gathered firewood before returning to share the heat of the fire with St Gall. The legend says that for the rest of his days St Gall was followed around by his companion the bear. Wikipedia
Album Grosser Schober 2021
Album Pleschberg 2021