These are some life lessons I learned after giving away a bunch of my old clothes..
The Case of the Sneaking Rut
Once upon a time, under the covers of a bed not so far away, I found myself trapped. Outside, the fall air was blanketed in fog and I was groggy, struggling to get the morning started. The sheets weighed like cinderblocks - they usually do but on this particular morning they were oddly stronger than... Continue Reading →
Letters from Bangkok
Today is Sunday, at least in Jack’s and my part of the world. At this hour, our friends and families in California are most likely getting ready for bed. However, in Bangkok, Thailand the sun is shining and shortly it’ll be lunchtime. It’s hard to imagine that our trip to Asia started exactly a week... Continue Reading →
Chapter One: Two Friends in Asia
There exist few books that I can say are a personal favorite, but some stick out in my often fleeting memory. Everything I Never Told You by Chelsea Ng, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez are three that I like to recommend friends in need... Continue Reading →
Hey, how’s it going? Did you get a haircut? We’ve met a few times but unless you’re regular of MuyBici stations, El Palmar, Esparragal, or various plazas that serve cheap coffee, you probably don’t remember me. I normally don’t write letters to cities, but today I’m in the mood to get some things... Continue Reading →
A Street Corner Named Desire
The corner of Avenida Abenerabi and Calle Marquez de los Vélez on a chilly Spring day. I’m not quite sure if it’s Spring or just a blustery fall afternoon as I continue with some meanderings known as walking to the store. I need to pick up a carton of eggs and various random food-related products.... Continue Reading →
The Smartphone App Purge
Author’s note: No phone applications were permanently harmed during the writing of this post, and everything you are about to read definitely maybe happened. Sitting in Santo Domingo Plaza, under the protection of a dark tinted cafe tent, I was scrolling through the touchscreen of my smart phone when suddenly a crazy notion pinched me... Continue Reading →
This is El Palmar
One morning at IES Marques de los Velez, in El Palmar, Spain... As the door to the classroom opened, and a flow of sleepy students seeped through the entryway, I tried my best to give each person a smiling “good morning.” It was 8:25am and English class was this group of twenty-something teenager’s first class... Continue Reading →
An Almost Death in the Morning
An almost death in the morning...
A few weeks ago I started getting my normal itch to write something in this blog. It took about three weeks to finally sit down and actually start putting something on a digital canvas. For the past year my posts have been following this trend. Perhaps it's because I've hit a point in my... Continue Reading →
Where to Drink Coffee in Sausalito
This is a quick guide about where to drink coffee in Sausalito, California!
Last? week in Murcia
Today is Sunday. While sitting in Piccadilly coffee, a Murcian version of Starbucks, I am enjoying the feeling of air-conditioning while organizing a jungle of papers in the form prior private English lesson plans. Outside the sun is shining and the mid-afternoon temperature is sitting at about 95 degrees Ferenheit. Back where I grew up... Continue Reading →