Lucas and Rosie

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After studying and practicing architecture in the U.S., Canada, and India, I left it all behind in an effort to rethink what it is to live a meaningful life. Since then I've traveled the world, started a philanthropic enterprise, published a memoir, and continue the process of learning and reinvention. Along the way I enjoy playing frisbee, making things with my hands, and spending time with my pup Rosie. We're currently riding out the winter in a village on the northern coast of Colombia.

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Lucas and Rosie
The Weight of Empathy book photo

The Weight of Empathy
a travel memoir

An exploration of both our relationship with animals and my own personal process of learning how to be a compassionate person in an often violent and uncaring world. Accompanied by over a hundred photographs, it takes the form of a travel memoir spanning a twenty-two-month trip around the world. It focuses on visits to half a dozen animal sanctuaries in Southeast Asia, India, and Europe, and also serves in part as an origin story for the philanthropic enterprise I started upon my return.

The book is part autobiography, part travel story, and part meditation on the diversity of human experience, our failings, and our potential. Through an impassioned and personal, yet thoroughly reasoned approach, it is a call to action in the interest of a kinder, more just, and merciful world.

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