New Year, No “New Me”: Evolving with the Coming Year

This first day is not only a part of the new year; it is also the result of my previous 365 days of travel, friendship, academics, and experiences. This last year of 2014 has been the epitome of a roller-coaster: I have taken my first steps into the world’s cultural fabric. I have hunted down … More New Year, No “New Me”: Evolving with the Coming Year

Ferguson – Stop the Violence, the Hate, and Start Thinking

#‎Ferguson‬ – Where a community has gone to racial and behavioral extremes, where instead of peaceful protest they are now vandalizing their own stores and burning police cars. It is disgraceful, to see such an uproar with racial overtones begetting violence and thus propagating such stereotypes… A victim of socio-economic fatalism, Ferguson has become a … More Ferguson – Stop the Violence, the Hate, and Start Thinking

Robin Williams, A Stranger in a Strange Land, Death and Reflections

It always takes time for me to process some things, particularly blog posts needing thoughts to thaw and be realized. Between living life and not being tied to technology 24/7, life is great. I am saddened by the fact that I did not post this particular thread in a timely manner. But here it is: … More Robin Williams, A Stranger in a Strange Land, Death and Reflections

Breathing is Life: How Sickness Plays a Role in my Life

September. December. June. This year, it came October. These sickening months, when everyone gets the latest and greatest influenza, are when I get to live alongside post-nasal drip and liquid lungs. It sucks. and drips. and hacks. and hangs upside down until I can lay down in bed without feeling phlegm creeping inside of me. … More Breathing is Life: How Sickness Plays a Role in my Life

My Trip to Peru – Machu Pichu, Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, and More!

I am back from my family trip to Peru! Here are a few photographs from my trip… In my next post I will talk with you about how at the archaeological sites in Peru, particularly Machu Pichu and Saqsaywaman, the corruption of politics is leading to the reconstruction of these World Heritage Sites – INCORRECTLY! … More My Trip to Peru – Machu Pichu, Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, and More!