From my perch in the Patagonian Andes, where I have lived since 2003, I write in both English and Spanish about life on the global periphery, the intersection of indigenous and non-indigenous social movements, extractive industry, and other existential dilemmas. Though now focused on writing, earlier in life I directed a documentary film and spent a decade in community radio, and I have always made photographs throughout.
I also build handcrafted musical instruments. In this, as in everything I do, I am primarily interested in furthering rural and indigenous folk traditions. I have built mostly Native American Style flutes, handcarved in local woods, but also explored folk instruments in northwest India and am currently beginning the dive into the Uilleann pipes of Ireland.
I live and work with my family on a 4-acre homestead in southern Argentina.