ABOUT ME: To begin, hello and thank you for making this connection or re-connection. I am a first-time father at forty-something, mated to Sandra Jayne Belen, practicing Emergency Physician (aka E.R. Doc), Medical Director & Chief of Emergency Medicine, ultrasonographer, master teacher and master student, photographer, novice filmmaker, one book writer, hyper-localism entrepreneur: real estate developer, historic rehab of award winning Viroqua Public Market, co-creator of farm-to-fork Optimo Restaurant (now transitioned to new chef/owners as Rooted Spoon), former former coffee drinker, and dot-dot-dot over-user.... Small town big city dude, passionate about engaging in the moment by moment evolution of our impermanence. Key outlook on life: healing is not a destination, but daily practice
I grew up where I now live, after a 20 year right of passage... middle Driftless Earth, Viroqua. Current sanctuary to many a used-to-be wandering soul. Here, finally, I seek and I provide, I heal and I breathe.
F E A T U R E D F I L M S
Music Video Short: Work & Wisdom
By the band Soul Music
Music Video: Elephant Love (version 1)
Original works by the band Soul Music
F E A T U R E D P H O T O G R A P H Y
An assortment of my photography our beloved Driftless Area and beyond....