If You Want It Done Right

I hate waiting. Actually, check that — I hate unnecessary waiting. Stick me in bumper-to-bumper traffic with no one going anywhere anytime soon, and I zen out, maybe catch up on some podcasts; stick me behind a slow-moving driver straddling both lanes and impossible to get around, and I lose …


In 1985 my family and I visited New York for the first time since leaving it just three years prior. One of the only distinct memories I have of the trip is driving away from JFK in the back of my uncle’s Caddy, looking out the window at the airport as it receded in …

Born to Be Mild

Despite having wanted one since I was twenty and a girl I was dating mentioned in passing that they were cool, I never got around to learning how to ride (let alone buying) a motorcycle. It was a fun fantasy but I could never drive, let alone own, something so laughably impractical and notoriously dangerous.

The Drunken Heart

It started out in my head as “Tipping is weird, wouldn’t it be better if it went both ways?” but at some point after I started writing it, it turned into a whole manifesto inviting people to “untip” me if I don’t deliver a satisfactory product.

The Road Ahead

I’m gonna start getting more active with the site. So far it’s mostly just served as a dumping ground for photo collections and the occasional (read: two) travelogue essay. And while it was fine like that, the site can be a lot more than that. I’ve already made a few changes to the site, but there’s still work to be done.