Travel as an Academic

I consider myself an academic. That is, I like to do research and most of my adult life … Continue Reading

Excursions: The Accidental Texturizer

Hello everyone, welcome to Excursions. A new series of essays about my adventures travelling. Being that the blog … Continue Reading

Thank You Notes – Meus Amigos Brasileiros

As I write this, one of my best friends is flying across the nation to try her hand … Continue Reading

A Vacation From Ourselves

Last November I went on a family vacation.Family vacations are strange. There’s too many masks to wear at … Continue Reading

The Spaghetti Luncheon

I’ve found myself adulting a little too hard. I’ve been working my 9-5, and then going to class, … Continue Reading

Serendipity

ser·en·dip·i·ty   [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] noun 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. good fortune; luck Today, Stephanie and I started out at Whole Foods for breakfast. … Continue Reading

Why I Will Miss Salvador, Bahia

I’ve been contemplating the simple reasons why I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Salvador, Bahia, and … Continue Reading

Praia do Flamengo, My Last Day

Today we had two parties, visited the beach, and maxed out my funds.I made sure I got as … Continue Reading

Praia do Flamengo At Night

Today, because I woke up late, my friend and I were pressed for time to head to the … Continue Reading

So Yesterday I Went To A Rave…

We paid about fifty or so bucks. It was a concert, amusement park, bar event called Playground.  These … Continue Reading