Posted by Michael Skye on Sep 30, 2016
One of the many reasons I LOVE Thailand is that life is SO easy here! This Thai man makes the case so clearly and beautifully: I am now leading excursions showing people new to Thailand how EASY life can be here, so that whether they want to live here or return again and again for travels and sabbaticals, it is EASY for them!
Posted by Michael Skye on Dec 6, 2015
Thats the view from my hotel room high above Santiago, Chile a few weeks ago. I am here preparing my return to my work. Although I am getting ‘productive’ again after a 5 year sabbatical… I am not going to give up this life of international travel! Currently my focus is on creating material and programs for men who are not inspired to follow in the footsteps of their elders or...
Posted by Michael Skye on Aug 7, 2014
After the beautiful welcome to Ave Maria secondary school, Clovis showed me the campus and then I entered the convent where the nuns were not sure what to make of this crazy mjungu! I washed up and enjoyed a welcome feast of local Ugandan fare with Sister Rose, Sister Rose Junior, Sister Restatuta, Sister Oliver, Sister Agnes and Sister Mukaka. The next morning after an early breakfast I joined...
Posted by Michael Skye on Aug 4, 2014
Thanks to the generosity of a few VisionForce friends, I have just arrived safely in Uganda, where I was welcomed by long-time VisionForce ally, Clovis Ategeka! After a 12-hour bus ride from Kenya followed by a 3-hour drive into the countryside, I arrived at Ave Maria, the secondary school of 600 students, where Clovis is now Dean of Students. As you can see in the video below, I did not believe...
Posted by Michael Skye on Apr 29, 2014
I sat down with my new friend, Farah Mushtaq, to discuss plans for the VisionForce Safari this summer, and asked her if I could record our impromptu conversation. Listen to her speak of Africa! I met this visionary woman by chance here in Chiang Rai, Thailand a week ago, and now she’ll be part of our adventure this summer. She started and runs a small orphanage in Nakuru and is involved in...
Posted by Michael Skye on Oct 23, 2013
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM… Wild African drum beats echoed up from the valley, bouncing off the mountain walls and through the open balcony doors. It was Carnival, high in the mountain town of Ouro Preto, Brazil, February 2012–middle of the night. Everyone else was celebrating for the fifth day and night in a row. I was in my room, tears streaming down my face, my heart beating fast. The...
Posted by Michael Skye on Oct 7, 2013
Hey it’s Michael Skye, writing from Thailand. In 2006 at the height of the Iraq War, I was no longer content to sit on the sidelines. I knew that I could make a bigger difference, if I turned the focus of my work and my life to supporting revolutionaries, social entrepreneurs, visionary artists and activists… That’s when VisionForce was born. If I take away all the grand...
Posted by Michael Skye on Aug 28, 2012
I filmed the following interview with a handheld iPad on the fly, while visiting a visionary elder and friend, Michael Richards in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The way he moves in this world fascinates me. I capture just some of his amazing story below.