Escape From Corporate America: 16 Years of Freedom

Escape From Corporate America: 16 Years of Freedom

Today, January 23, is a special day. My one and only nephew chose to be born on this day in 2005. One year later on the same day, I was boarding a Korean Air flight with a one-way ticket to exit the United States for the first time. I had made my long-awaited escape...
Horseback Riding on the Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand

“Ewww… your horse stinks.” It wasn’t exactly the response for which I was hoping after I plodded over to a couple of sunbathing backpackers who had waved at me. But I have to admit: he did indeed stink. Both myself and my steed had been sweating under the...
My Thoughts on Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

My Thoughts on Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

I saw Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain in a theater over the weekend. Damn. Note: This began as a Facebook post, but I quickly realized the film—and certainly Anthony—deserve more. Don’t worry, there are no Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain...
Three Days in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Three Days in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

No, it wasn’t a large dog—that was a small black bear on the prowl! I saw the bear, my first in the lower 48, shortly after having crossed the longest tree-based canopy walk in North America (880 feet)1. The day before, I had been surrounded by sharks. Admittedly, the...
Surrounded by Sharks in Thailand

Surrounded by Sharks in Thailand

The first of the sharks appeared around 9 a.m. Or perhaps they had been there all along, circling in the cloudy water around us. Who knows. The safety of the beach, the only dry, horizontal surface for a long distance in any direction, suddenly seemed that much...