Sri Lanka & A Second Blog!

Greetings friends, family, and whoever else has navigated this way. Hello from Ella, Sri Lanka. A sleepy little backpacker town in the hills of Sri Lanka; around some of the world’s most famous tea fields. I’ve been in Sri Lanka now for about two weeks now; starting in Colombo, and venturing through the middle of […]

Goodbye Chicago, Hello To All Of That

Greetings from Indonesia. It’s been 10 days since I left the U.S and it’s already felt like a whirlwind—returning to Asia, bouncing around places familiar and un-. I wanted to post some thoughts on leaving Chicago before I did actually leave, but I didn’t get a chance to. So I’ll post what I had written […]

An Update: The New Project & South Africa

Hello from Stellenbosch, South Africa — wine capital of this part of the world, and all-around beautiful little slice of land. South Africa has been a dream for the first 9 days and I expect it to continue to be so. Cape Town was hilly, unique, cloudy, sunny, wet, wonderful, empty, full, etc; everything and […]

2017: In Review

I’m a few days late to wrapping up 2017, but I think that will hardly matter in the grand scheme. This is my 5th year recapping, so happy to continue a good tradition. And, well, years usually seem to shift more on my birthday (January 9) then the Gregorian calendar (January 1st), but that’s not […]

Living On | hyperlinked poetry series | #1

Let’s keep living on advices we love. Wrap ourselves In nothing cloths on summer evenings and lie about. Let’s stay put with grace. Or go on and on without punctuation We’ll do the whole damn ceremony without it. And forget prayer. Let’s renew vows in a garbage dump—or fake a break up Over the airport […]