What Do We Do Now?

A lot has been said about Trump's  win, and for awhile I decided I wasn't going to chip in. Wise, impassioned stuff—the kind of stuff that makes you nod while you read it—was everywhere, and I didn't know what to add, other than a "YES" in all caps under my brother's Facebook posts.

The One Unexpected Experience That Sums Up Beijing

I've said before that China, especially Beijing, feels like a crush of energy coming at you from all sides. It's life being thrown directly in your face: You see cars cut traffic by mounting the sidewalk, veering around vendor's carts full of fruits so different they don't have an english name. It's raw, messy, vibrant and beautiful. 

Why I Packed a Bag and Ran Away From Everything

Don't run from your problems. It's a maxim I (try) to live by, hardening my shoulders against the things life throws at me, And while walking the line between facing things head on and not being too direct lands me in the occasional stumble, it's a way of life that's almost always served me well.

Except, of course, for when it hasn't.

Wandering In Caye Caulker, Belize

When we arrived on the island of Caye Caulker, Belize, I needed a vacation. I was in the midst of uprooting my current life, trying to separate the seeds of what I wanted next from the dirt surrounding them. And man, was there a lot of dirt.

So, it seemed fitting to go somewhere where there wasn't dirt but sand. Sparkling white sand, pure as snow, stretching out before me like a blank slate I could wiggle my toes into.