Arrival Day

Arrival Day

I just discovered the café I’ve been squatting at has an outlet in the wall behind me, which means I now have even more incentive to keep on squatting. My second cappuccino just arrived at the table and my crepe is long since finished. I arrived in Paris a couple of hours ago and I have yet another couple of hours until my Airbnb host is available to let me into the apartment that I’ll call my own for the…

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The Atheist’s Christmas

The Atheist’s Christmas

I’ve noticed atheism is occasionally like Crossfit or veganism in that when one ascribes to one of these lifestyles, they have a hard time not shutting up about it. It’s for this reason I get annoyed with much of my fellow godless swine. Sometimes, non-believers confuse having a lack of a god with the need to be a complete asshole to those who do believe in such things as miracles and spirituality. Let me clear the air by first saying:…

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Master’s Degree Burns and I’m Close to Space

Master’s Degree Burns and I’m Close to Space

I’m thirty-something thousand feet closer to space right now and my best guess is that we’ll touch down in about thirty minutes, but I don’t care enough to pay to check. My final act in Montgomery was to scream hysterically at Rebekah as the only logical response to the giant bug I had noticed chilling comfortably in her hair. I thought it was a spider and immediately jumped out of the car to escort the sneak off my friend’s head….

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Abandon Everything

Abandon Everything

I’m approaching a rare moment that not everyone is so lucky to encounter. It’s the sort of moment that I statically yearn for, quietly hoping for an entire upset to the status quo. I am “getting away from it all.” And the only way to do that, for me, is to abandon all familiarity for an extended period of time. I forged this opportunity back in July when my travel bug was feeling extra antsy. I addressed the itch by…

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Solidarity

Solidarity

Allow me to broadcast the complex nature of my life this weekend without being accused of anything stupid. This is partially a vent (because you, internet, are my ever-listening therapist), partially a brief autobiography, and partially an exercise for me to partake in until I fall asleep. Two important school deadlines lingered over my head as the weekend settled in. I used the majority of my non-work time this week to make headway on my Master’s capstone project; the first…

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