Y’all! I had yet another birthday. Those things seem to come around almost every year, right? This year, I headed West. You won’t believe this, but I’ve only been to California once. And I’ve never been to Los Angeles. So, … Continue reading California Dreamin’: Ringing in My Birthday in LA
you’ll land in the sparse, vaguely yellow-tinted land via an airport that’s a good three hours away, driving. you’ll want to rent a cool car, something worthy of a dusty road trip through west texas terrain, the stark orange of … Continue reading how to: the most perfect 24 hours in marfa
Berlin, you know, it doesn’t have the best reputation. First off, it’s the capital city of a nation that most know for its state-sanctioned racism. It doesn’t have the romance factor like Paris or Florence. The language isn’t fluid or … Continue reading 3 reasons to get thee to berlin
I started 2014 with a goal. A very well-intentioned vow to update this piece of the Web on a regular basis for at least a year. We’ve got approximately 100 days left in the year, and I’ve failed miserably. I … Continue reading the massive life update you’ve been waiting for (or, not)
I have friends scattered across the world, from completely and utterly disparate walks of life. most of us do. it’s in our nature to chat up other people, reveal something about ourselves, keep a secret, rag on a shared hated … Continue reading how to build a community wherever you go
I’ve been gone for a while, both from this blog and from paris. Since my homestay situation ended a few weeks ago, I’ve hit the road to discover parts of europe that I hadn’t previously experienced. the plan was to really dig into central europe: budapest, prague, maybe vienna, then berlin. I am unashamed to admit that I was mainly inspired by wes anderson’s film, the grand budapest hotel, which is so cute and funny and made me want to see central europe. another reason was a roommate of mine at an amsterdam hostel who said that I really shouldn’t … Continue reading prague+berlin, part un
I had the pleasure of having the best three-hour lunch last weekend with a really smart woman from Australia who’s recently landed in Paris wherein I talked and talked and talked and talked. I talked so much that at some point I noticed my throat was getting sore and that I might get hoarse if the conversation continued for much longer. the topics were some of my favorites: privilege of all kinds, systemic inequities, federal mandates for maternity leave, immigration, cake, family, how interesting it is that some people want to see different parts of the world and others are perfectly … Continue reading who are you when no one knows you’re smart?