Archive for December, 2016

Deep Travel

A Chilean friend rescued me from my crumbling romance in Canggu. Good fortune brought Jorge and I together at the Solscape hostel in Raglan, New Zealand. Serendipity reunited us in Bali, Indonesia. Jorge looks like the suave Don Juan of any daytime soap opera. He’s handsome and fit, with thick, short, inky-black hair. His white […]

Being Careless What I Wish For

Two frigid twits checked in my bags. The one I dealt with resembled an onion with a face painted on it. Her dark, oiled hair was pulled tightly back. The sheen of it matched the sweat coating the skin above her stenciled eyebrows. Here are the events that set me upon the twit’s icy scorn: […]

Plunging Into The Unknown

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” ~Patrick Overton There was little […]

Nature’s Experiments

“You know that I’ve always been proud of the way nature singled me out. It’s the people who have been deformed by society that I feel sorry for. We can live with nature’s experiments, and if they aren’t too vile, turn them to our advantage. But social deformity is sneaky and invisible; it makes people […]

Hitching North Pt. 2

  I like to shroud segments of my travels in manufactured purpose.  The act imbues them with a heightened significance.  As I hitchhiked North, after leaving Mark’s company, it was to continue my journey to Bush Week; a music festival nested in the Daintree Rainforest. All my efforts became linked to that overarching goal. A sleepy […]