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From the Midwest to Myanmar

From the Midwest to Myanmar

Around the Table It all began nine months prior, seated around the circumference of my Grandmother’s garden room dining table.  Flowers, trees and wildlife danced, swayed and teamed about on the other side of the floor to ceiling glass doors. Two individuals had joined my grandparents […]

The Father’s World

The Father’s World

Pack.Fly.Unpack.Repeat. Like clockwork I boarded the plane, a routine I had grown quite accustomed to over the last few years.  With my belongings in tow, I greeted the crew and made my way through first class to my seat.  As I stowed my luggage and […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part IV

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part IV

Metropolis of the North The last leg of my Dutch adventure was spent in Groningen, the largest city in the northern Netherlands and home to the second oldest Dutch university.  Due to The University of Groningen and The Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the city’s […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part III

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part III

 At Home, Abroad The city of Amsterdam had romanced me over the last few days with its peaceful energy and biking culture, causing the personal connection and love I had for the city and its people to grow.  Although I was born and raised in […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part II

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part II

Leaving Town The quiet, but persistent ringing of the alarm coaxed me out of my slumber.  In a few hours I would be heading to my next destination.  The apartment was dark and silent – everyone fast asleep.  A deep breath coupled with a big, […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part I

Down the Rabbit Hole: Part I

Home Sweet Home The rising July sun crawled up my back, warming the hairs on my neck as I lounged on my parent’s reclining patio furniture.  The aroma of freshly brewed coffee intertwined with the floral scent of my Mother’s garden (that I once used […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Inspiration from a Foam Roller Some of our greatest intellectual revelations occur during a soothing shower, high above the Earth in the pressurized cabin of an airplane, on a brisk morning run or listening to the timeless, symphonic harmonies of Mozart.  For some peculiar reason […]

From Midtown Manhattan to Haiti

From Midtown Manhattan to Haiti

A Bittersweet Goodbye I turned in my BlackBerry, with its nicked edges and worn down buttons, a device that had become another appendage over the last three years.  With one last glance at my employee badge, I said goodbye to the image of the bright-eyed, […]

History Begins Here

History Begins Here

The Bowery Mission Back in September on a crisp, fall Saturday morning I decided to help out at The Bowery Mission with a few friends.  I had never served at The Bowery before and was unsure of what to expect.  When I arrived I sat down on […]