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Hi I'm Brian

I travel. I take pictures. I write. I survived cancer. I love everything about life. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life. Everything about it makes me smile. I love to travel - experiencing new cultures, eating exotic foods, taking in beautiful vistas. In the past ten years or so, I've been to 25 countries and more than 100 major cities. Somebody once told me I try to make the most out of life because I almost lost it once (truth be told, I've almost lost it lots of times - cancer, drowning, getting electrocuted, getting lost in a jungle, and coming face to face with several rather scary wild animals, just to name a few). I don't know if that's why I travel; I think it's just because this whole world is so cool and every place is so unique and special in its own right and I just want to see it all. And while traveling in Alaska, I met the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. And I married her. And now we live in New York City in a wonderfully tiny apartment, enjoying the culture and activities and wildlife that have all converged in this one amazing location.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because it feels right. Most of my family is Catholic (full-on Catholic like alter boys and mass every Sunday Catholic), and I've studied Buddhism in depth and most of the Protestant religions. I love theology and I think all religions are great. But when it comes down to all the nitty gritty little puzzle pieces that make up the big picture of eternity, Mormonism fits together the best. It all just makes sense to me.

How I live my faith

My wife and I work with the youth in our congregation. Each week, we teach Sunday school to the 8- to 10-year olds. I love our class and enjoy coming up with creative and interactive ways to teach our youngsters the gospel of Jesus Christ. During the week, we are a den leader and cubmaster for a local cub scout pack. It's great to teach the boys new skills and help prepare them for life by teaching them principles of self-reliance, integrity, and goal-setting.