Guidance Systems

Guidance Systems

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe are constantly in search of what to do and how to do it. We want answers. We’d even like the steps provided. A detailed How-To. Maybe a shortcut. Could you do it for me? Some things we must do ourselves. We’ve mostly caught on to...
I Suspend Judgement

I Suspend Judgement

Reading Time: 8 minutesAs we walked into our apartment in Osaka and got unpacked, Shell sat down and muttered “Oh no…” I began to fret just a bit, she isn’t one to be dramatic. She was looking at her phone. “I have bad news” she...
A Love Letter

A Love Letter

Reading Time: 3 minutesEverything I read on how to write better blog posts has similar advice for the opening paragraph, it seems I’m supposed to write a real grabber of a statement here. Am I doing this right? I played with a clickbait title once and...
Travel Is No Cure

Travel Is No Cure

Reading Time: 7 minutesSomething 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...
Hello, Western Hemisphere

Hello, Western Hemisphere

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’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,...
India Went Deep

India Went Deep

Reading Time: 23 minutesThis 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...
New Photography Page is Up!

New Photography Page is Up!

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’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...
2017 in Review

2017 in Review

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn 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...
Fooling Yourself

Fooling Yourself

Reading Time: 2 minutesMike 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...