Well before I’d read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and possibly even before Jack Kerouac changed my life with On the Road, there was just something about road trips that lured me in. I imagined myself hopping into a colorful bus or van, joined by a variety of open-minded, wanderlusting individuals, getting ready for the … Continue reading Going Further on the Magic Bus: Kerala Blog Express
It’s now been a week since I felt the San Andreas shake beneath my feet, throwing my heart to the ground and my hope into a hellish vision for the future. No, it wasn’t a real earthquake, because if it had been, I would have enjoyed it. As most everyone is aware, one week ago, … Continue reading Donald Trump Blues: My Response to the U.S. Presidential Election
Some things are absolutely necessary. Water, food and air aside- for me, these "things" would better be defined as experiences or actions. They are travel and writing. The two most important aspects of my life- when I go without for too long, my body and mind go through withdrawals. I yearn, I crave, I spiritually bleed for … Continue reading Bag Lady: A Reflection on Personal Belongings and What Really Matters
A picture I shot of the Andes mountains on my way back from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. What better way to complement it than with a poignant travel quote from Paulo Coelho?
I've been thinking a lot lately about body image and how, in this society, thin is beautiful. Ironically, the larger you are, the more invisible you become. After gaining a ton of weight over the last few years, I have noticed how differently people treat me. Not only is it strangers- men have given me significantly less attention- but also … Continue reading The Beauty that is Me- Woman.