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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

A layer of kissing mist, an enveloping, quieting fog in the treeline, the echoing squawk of a raven, swifts’ wingtips brushing the orange, silty soil. The calm before the storm, the eternal staving off of inevitable work. Another dawn, another dime. One strong rain could wash it all away, save the grass and Old Earth for another day.

Random 4 a.m. thought

Random 4 a.m. thought

There’s so much we can’t see because of the nature of life itself. We live on this ball of life and activity. Maybe it’s best we can’t see the universe for what it really is: random. There’s no reason, none but what we make. Welcome to the tyranny of consciousness.

Medieval Times rocks?

Medieval Times rocks?

I just went with my family to Medieval Times for the first time and it was insane. It felt like a two-hour fever dream. Was there really a castle inside a mall, just past Best Buy? And inside were there really 750 people of every age and ethnicity sitting around a smoke-filled arena watching men on horseback joust? What!? At first I was mortified. I immediately took my crown off after it was placed on my head upon entering, embarrassed…

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Debrief

Debrief

Cuba was fucking amazing. I miss it to be honest. Well, I miss it some but I really miss the feeling of traveling with a purpose. Traveling, learning, and lots of writing for the sake of the magazine article I’ve sold and also other potential ones. The weird thing is, in the week I’ve been back, I’ve had nothing but time (too much time really) and yet have written very very little. The article isn’t done, I haven’t pitched others…

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And More Cuba

And More Cuba

I’m shitting my pants. First of all, this is my first big trip in YEARS. More than 4 to be exact. And it’s always stressful traveling solo internationally. But this is also going to be my first time in a developing country, my first time in a non-English-speaking country, and, oh yeah, my first time in a Communist dictatorship. No biggie. Shit, how did this happen? This was so fun when it was all theoretical. What an adventure! What a…

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More Cuba

More Cuba

The stars have aligned strangely leading up to my trip to Cuba: this past Saturday I went to my first professional soccer game EVER to watch the USMNT play in the Gold Cup against, you guessed it, Cuba. The thing is, their opponent hadn’t even been decided when I bought my tickets and Cuba were massive underdogs to even make it that far, so it’s a complete fluke. Then two days later (yesterday, Monday, July 20th), the same week that…

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Cuba

Cuba

I’m going to Cuba at the end of the week. That’s insane. I can’t believe it. I’ve been constantly vacillating between being very excited and very scared because I just have no idea what to expect. I’ve never been to a developing country or a Spanish-speaking country before, and even by those criteria Cuba is unique. So I really have no idea what the hell I’ve gotten myself into. Then there’s the fact that most people say that Cuba is…

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