In The Pursuit of Freedom

In The Pursuit of Freedom

My brother and I were talking today, and I found myself articulating something that I’ve been thinking a lot of lately. Wylder: It’s funny how polar opposites our lives are right now. Me: How so? Wherever we are in the physical world is kinda irrelevant (when you ask big questions like what is permanent). Wylder: […]

Choose Your Battles, Choose Your Words

I feel like there are a lot of things I’m learning traveling that you wouldn’t expect like… diplomacy skills! How to approach, communicate, and respect people past the barriers of my own language or culture. I’m learning about wildlife, history, and just life in general.You know if I was Bernie Sanders, and I had already […]

Sometimes You Don’t Need a Reason

Sometimes You Don’t Need a Reason

I’m here in Surat and it’s wonderful. This is far from a tourist destination. It’s the first place I’ve been in India that doesn’t have some ancient breath taking castle or sights of the sort. It’s a residential city in a sense. The two big industries are textiles and diamonds, both of which I’ve learned […]

Fluid Memories

Fluid Memories

My first time ever leaving the country alone, I set off for India. This was about one year ago. Over the course of the adventures and stories my time brought me, I felt I had captured the story in photos that I would use to recall it forever. With no internet access the whole time, […]

Hum to a Tune

Hum to a Tune

Alexia always talks about practicing awareness when eating. Movies frequently reference love as a secret ingredient to a recipe. Ha- so it’s reassuring when yoi sit down at a street stall, put down your heavy pack, enjoy the shade, and hear humming as your fresh veggie noodle soup is being made. Back home, my favorite […]

Never Really Alone

Never Really Alone

I think that the biggest myth of human existence is that we experience this entire life alone. But, we are actually infinite beings. I had this thought as I was slapping mosquitos and on the verge of tears because there’s no tampons for sale in Thailand and I had to buy cotton balls, and I […]