Hi bro!  I hope you have a very, happy and fun birthday. I’ll drink a Thai beer in honour of your birthday, cause the world wouldn’t be the same without you.  I’ll bring you a present back from Asia. Love you and hope to see you soon in GP.  
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This one’s from our buddy Chris Tait, who apparently is also a pyromaniac. Thank you so so so much Chris. That was unbelievably awesome. Actually, Chris and I share the same birthday, the same first name, and the same love for the photographic medium. So happy birthday Chris! Also, thanks Mom and Dad for the email message and the moolah! Love you guys. – Chris  
And one more shot of the Piacenza wine gang... thanks guys.
Wow! Who knew turning 30 would be such a blast. I just want to say thanks to everyone for the kind wishes (especially Laura for arranging so many neat surprises). We had another party last night here at Christine’s place in Piacenza. It was a funeral theme, and all of Christine’s international school friends came dressed in black. They also all sang happy birthday in their native tongues which included French, Russian, Spanish, Afrikaans, Xosha (which I just learned is a South African language). It was really fun meeting them. Thanks Christine. Jon and Cam, thanks for the books. They’re perfect choices and I haven’t read either of them already. Although I’ll probably trade them for other books after I read them (the joys of traveling light). That was super thoughtful. Erin, thanks for the card. It does get better and better. We miss you too. Kate (and crew): thank…Continue Reading