Travels

Dark Night of my H. Pylori Soul

Things were going really great. Life was suspiciously working out in such a wonderful way that I should of known something real shitty was around the bend. In the family of my new roommates, in the new house, in the new village, in my new office, we ate a delicious dahl dinner that Mario made.…

Follow your Intuition to your Bliss 

It’s the eve before a silent retreat. So no wonder I fall naturally back into this neglected habit of exploring thoughts and inner urgings with words. This year, still so fresh, has been unfathomably kind to me. My life has settled so seamlessly into a present that resembles decades of future dreaming. There seems little…

Little Brass Telescope From The Future 

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In November, in a cold country, a fresh snow fallen and the future a frolicking of ideas, I went to Amazon.com and decided I needed some things I didn’t REALLY need—but I desired each item with a celebratory feeling.  One of these things was a small brass telescope. “Please can I have it!” I said…

Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone I’m Blogging Again

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“You may now use a laptop computer,” the stewardess’s voice announces. But I don’t anymore—a crazy thing for a writer, but I’ve settled into a life without it since my neck went out two years ago. That changed everything. Pain is this brilliant teacher—unremitting, consistent, and unrelenting. “Pain is your best friend,” a monk told…

The Sea Warrior of Australia

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   Encounter With a Sea Warrior In the 70s, the local Papua New Guineans called him The Sea Warrior for his fondness of swimming 20k across the ocean. “Any white guy who did anything outstanding was a warrior in that thing,” he says. I tell him that I am the chai latte warrior.  We meet…

How To Be a Part of Doing a Lot With A Little

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  Dear Reader, I am reaching out to you today invite you to join me in acheiving a goal that’s concrete and attainable—open an education center for 60 impoverished children in Guatemala. Today, we’re 3.7k towards out 20k goal. That’s on pace to have the center open by January when the new term starts! Here’s…

The Case for The Travel Vest

    (Siem Reap, Cambodia – 2015) Recently, I waxed poetic about my travel vest during my first exploratory visits to Angkor Wat. The first day I decided to go without cameras. Without paper or pens. Without anything that would take me out of the moment – like a map.  Today I’m going back with cameras…

Thailand – From Monastery to Full Moon Party

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Only Three Drinks, But They Were Buckets of Booze After my second bucket of whiskey and Red Bull at the Full Moon Party, I’d officially failed in my plan to stay sober, but succeeded in my plan to not have more than three drinks –  I’d only had a bucket of mojito and two buckets…

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