Travel Is No Cure

Travel Is No Cure

Something else is. “You need a change of soul rather than a change of climate.” – Seneca “Why do you wonder that globe-trotting does not help you, seeing that you always take yourself with you? The reason which set you wandering is ever at your heels.” –...
Hello, Western Hemisphere

Hello, Western Hemisphere

I’ve just added a new page full of reading suggestions and podcasts to listen to. You might have already noticed the new link in the menu system depending on your reading device. Over the two years at Columbia and these months of travel, I’ve had the joy...
India Went Deep

India Went Deep

This isn’t about meditation I sat next to a man for ten days and never said hi, learned his name, or communicated in any way other than the occasional bow of the head as to indicate an apology if one of us were to bump into the other. Eye contact was a no-no...
New Photography Page is Up!

New Photography Page is Up!

I’m excited to tell you the galleries are mostly updated on the Photography page. Nepal and India are the most recent ones up there, and if you have explored this page previously, those are not new. However, Venice, Croatia, Basque Country, London and more have...
2017 in Review

2017 in Review

In 2015 I posted a picture to Instagram taken at my old apartment on West 3rd Street in the village, affectionately known as the Blackhole for its ability to suck people into late night conversations or impromptu dance parties. My caption was “Farewell,...
Fooling Yourself

Fooling Yourself

Mike Dariano’s The Waiter’s Pad should be more widely read. I’m sure his readership has been growing heaps lately, but we’d all be wiser if more of us read his well-synthesized material. I was delighted as I read one of his year-in-review posts...
Advice to my Younger Self

Advice to my Younger Self

Staying silent for ten days and focusing on one single thing for 12-14 hours of each of those ten days would, one would think, not leave much time for thinking and meandering through the corners of one’s brain. Alas, the brain, at least mine, craves distraction...
Wiesbaden // Köln // Ibbenbüren

Wiesbaden // Köln // Ibbenbüren

Wiesbaden: July 23-27 | Ibbenbüren: July 27-29 With our home base in Wiesbaden, a small distance west of Frankfurt, we toured the Rheingau region. This part of our trip, along with our stay in Bruges, was highlighted for me by being in spaces that were conducive to us...