The Czech countryside is beautiful and the dropzone is like a little village set amidst some hills. Can’t wait to jump here tomorrow.

Just arrived to Skydive Klatovy after a long but pretty drive up from Vienna. Klatovy is about 1 1/2 hrs south of Prague, and during the months of April-May and August, the Pink Skyvan is there, which means party time skydive style.
The dropzone is so cute and charming — like a little village set amidst the rolling hills, with lots of room to land. It’s gorgeous here and so quiet. Not so sure how my New York-mode will adjust to all this quiet and green-ness, but so far, so good. 🙂

UPDATE: for more pics, check out my Flickr set: Pink Skyvan in Klatovy

Cabula6’s Crash Course: a wonderful twist

My friends at Cabula6 presented a performance with a twist: the audience was invited ‘onstage’ at TanzQuartier Wien to cook recipes culled from the folks at the Macondo refugee community, then the Macondo folks came in to a huge surprise & we all had dinner together, with performance interludes featuring scenes about the ‘slippery search for home’
Jeremy & Claudia from Cabula6 have kept this a secret for weeks, saying only that it’s a surprise while exchanging stealthy glances with their cast & crew. They’ve been living in the Macondo for the past 6 months, getting to know the community inside-out & realizing projects like this & the Macondo Bus Stop/Living Maps project, among many others.
An absolutely wonderful night with delicious convos & cuisine, calling forth ideas & questions of “home” while making us all feel at home like one large family gathering for a feast.
Kudos to Cabula6 🙂

More pics in my Cabula6: Crash Course flickr set

First time driving a Smart car. Cute lil thing but hardly any pickup. Gr8 mileage tho-drove ~100 mi & only spent 6 euro in diesel

Check out the paint job on this bird. It’s a Dornier Do28-G92 & can climb to 13,000 ft in under 10 mins. Zoooom!

Posted from: Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Here are the kids talking abt growing up Muslim in America & the Netherlands & interesting discussion abt what ‘white’ means

Posted from: NY, USATeens from Huygens College in Ansterdam and Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick, talk abt deconstructing stereotypes.

@ Academy of Urban Planning w 17 dutch teens fr Huygens. They’re pairing up w NY teens, comparing cultures & stereotypes

Posted from: NY, USATeens from Huygens College visit teens @ Academy of Urban Planning

what I think is so cool abt Streb’s choreography in ‘Catapult’ is the defiance of gravity-almost an unwillingness to succumb…

Posted from: NY, USA

Streb’s “action heroes” performing during Catapult, Friday, 10 April 2009

wish I had had my little Flip cam to catch the action because this
image doesn’t quite capture the compelling energy. The show runs till
17 May at their S.L.A.M. (Streb Lab for Action Mechanics) playground, complete with flying, falling, edge-pushing and barrier-breaking. 🙂

Gorgeous: crispy poached eggs w caviar & creme fraiche, paired w passion chili cocktail. Prix fixe lunch @ Perry Street rocks

walking around lower manhattan showing marc the ‘dutchy’ parts of town, like Stone Street

Posted from: NY, USA

Tibetan demonstration going west along 42nd St/6th Ave. A throng of people marching & chanting ‘Shame on China!’

Posted from: NY, USA