The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

There was such a tangled sadness in his eyes. The old bum’s gray beard was messy. And curls of snowy hair protruded from his watch cap. His denim jacket was dirty like clouds of cold breath. His head became even heavier as I wooshed by in my warm truck. In an...
My Thai Massage in Chiang Mai – With Happy Ending

My Thai Massage in Chiang Mai – With Happy Ending

Disclaimer: If you’re really looking for a story with a happy ending (massage optional), go read about my happy escape from corporate hell and what backpacking travel is really like. This story may not be as juicy as you hope. I am writing this blog post in my...
Island of Thieves: Theft on Koh Lanta

Island of Thieves: Theft on Koh Lanta

For the first time in seven years of travel, my room in Koh Lanta has been robbed. And after traveling some serious war-torn dungholes, this quiet island was the last place I expected it to happen. I was planning to write a happy-go-lucky post summarizing my five...
A Single Step

A Single Step

Today is my three-year anniversary of giving an official “I am getting the heck out of here” notice to IBM and exiting the corporate world forever. Needless to say, I haven’t missed my cubicle much since then. To celebrate (and because I don’t...