Waypoint Namibia to Show at Mountainfilm in Telluride in May


You might have missed Waypoint Namibia in Bratislava, Slovakia, last month, but you can catch it from May 28th - 31st at Mountainfilm Telluride. Keep updated on all of the outstanding films, talks, and more at Mountainfilm on their site and blog. Additional screenings of the film continue to be announced and you can stay abreast of them at www.waypointnamibia.com.

Namibia Speaking Tour Update

If you're a Coloradan, or coming through, keep in mind two upcoming Namibia Speaking Tour events:

* May 15th at the Denver Patagonia Store. 7 p.m. *A National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Reunion and Public Event.

* Upcoming "First Monday" Show at Patagonia Boulder in association with Adventure Film Boulder. TBA.


Coffee: Authentic Ethiopia

I'm happy to announce a new 4-minute promotional trailer for my next book,Coffee: Authentic Ethiopia. The book comes out in September, but you can watch the trailer here.

Rather read a section of the Introduction?

"It’s a simple question: what if a food crop could change a nation’s future?

Here are three more questions: What if that crop was something most of the world has used and valued since the sixth century? What if a collection of stories shone—for the first time ever—a comprehensive light on Ethiopia’s role as the birthplace of coffee, and its centuries of coffee ritual and culture? And what if these stories helped this long-struggling nation toward economic bounty?

Our task is Herculean; it will take an optimist.

Welcome to Coffee: Authentic Ethiopia. I’m that optimist."

Learn more, order, see the video at: www.originpointpress.com

Intrigued By Ethiopia?

We still have three spaces remaining on Imagine Ethiopia 2010, an expedition I'm ecstatic to co-lead this September that integrates adventure, global stewardship, and sacred connection. Please learn more at Imagine Ethiopia 2010.

Lastly, thanks to all of you who voted for the EPIC Emerging Artist Award. Georgina Lightning won for her film Older Than America, a film that delves into the lasting impact of cultural genocide and loss of identity at a Native American boarding school. The award is an initiative of The White House Project, and I was honored to be among the women considered.

Thanks for reading,