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CAGED FREEDOM

Someone puts you in a cell, and tells you to stop thinking those revolutionary thoughts. Stop taking action “against” your state/government/race/gender/belief OR ELSE OR ELSE OR ELSE. At times the media provides coverage, and others your family doesn’t even know…

HANDMADE HOLIDAY

Growing up, my brother and I were given Advent calendars every year. They were paper boxes printed to look like a house, and when you opened the little numbered doors and windows, there were CHOCOLATES INSIDE OF ALL TWENTY-FIVE. A daily piece of…

THE MORNING AFTER

As the sun was going to bed last night, the dogs and I walked past many a polling station during our neighborhood loop. While I watched the sky fade into a marbled design of color, results from the East Coast were starting…

HARDLY STRICTLY

The city by the bay is a city that likes to play. Sure we work hard, but come the weekend, we work even harder… at having fun. There are endless events available to attend in the 415, and you could spend every…

SCENES FROM SAN FRANCISCO

The wind whips your hair as you fly downhill. Inhale and savor those tall eucalyptus trees dripping with sweetly scented marine moisture. Now pump your legs in rhythm with your breath as you climb. It’s alright, you can curse the headwind that…

CHILE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO

When listing off dream vacation destinations, Punta Arenas likely didn’t make your cut. The summer temps top out around 60 degrees, the wind is a constant reminder that you are standing in a subpolar oceanic climate, and let’s just say that…

CHILE: TORRES DEL PAINE

It is a land where nature reins supreme. The wind can knock you to the ground, and the cold can chill you to the bone. The sun shines around eighteen hours a day in the summer, and with the ozone hole just…