This is for you.

Dear Dreamer,   If you lie awake at night lamenting the hours and days you’re giving away for the sake of survival while your dream slips slowly away and you forget with each day the person you once used to be, this is for you.   If you are a young professional with a side... Continue Reading →

Still Life in Bangkok 

Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.  My friends and I are standing inside Bangkok's crowded Sky Train after a grueling 10-minute walk to get to the station; drenched in sweat and cranky. We're hot, uncomfortable, and exchanging stories of times when we'd been annoyed by Thailand and/or Bangkok. It's too crowded! People don't know how... Continue Reading →

13 Reasons Why the Fuck Not

This is not a numbered list. My own experience with suicide is not something I'd like to discuss here, so I won't. Just suffice it to say that the topic and nature of suicide is something I know more intimately than I would have ever liked. For some of us, suicide is not an interesting storyline, something... Continue Reading →

The Return of Saturn

I don't believe in astrology. Not because of any particular reason, I'm just not blessed with the ability to truly "believe" in things that are supposed to explain life to me. I think life is best understood by being lived.  Sometime last year, I sat with a friend and several glasses of wine and shared... Continue Reading →

Dry Erase: The Expat Life

A lifetime has passed since the last time I was here. Back then, the first time I sat down to contemplate my new future as an expat, a stranger in a strange land, it was all very glamorous. It was, of course, based on nothing real but my own fantasies of what I imagined expats must have been... Continue Reading →

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