Earth is home to many great and wondrous things, from strange life forms and their habitats to masterful monumental architecture and its struggle against decay. It is also home to billions of people with rich cultures, traditions, histories, and perspectives. I seek to capture the wonders of life and the planet's grandeur through both word and sight: some to entertain and others to educate. These stories are told through the eyes and mind of one person, experiencing only a fraction of the joys and sorrows that exist on this world. Through visions of beauty, words of laughter, and other expressions of thought or knowledge, I hope to bridge cultural and geographic divides to build trust and tolerance so that we can all appreciate our differences with mutual respect.