My Rugby World Cup - Part I September 13th 2011 When the IRB announced, in 2005, that New Zealand would be hosting the 2011 Rugby World Cup, I vowed I would go. Since my high school exchange here I have made the pilgrimage to my second home twice before.
My fourth visit to New Zealand is technically my fourth and fifth visits, since I'm punctuating my time here with a trip to Australia.
My Rugby World Cup experience began on Septembe ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
All my life, I've wanted to be a storyteller. My experiences as an exchange student in New Zealand started me on a path to learn how to tell the stories left behind in the rocks. After six years working as a geophysicist, I returned to university to get a Masters degree in Geology. Those studies have dominated my life, and my travels, for the last couple of years.
The adventure continues, on the other side of the continent. I've moved to central New York State to do a PhD in geology. New areas to explore and new rocks to discover!
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