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...

So You Want to Be a Writer?

When was the last time that you smelled ink drying? Computers are far too quiet. Not that I could survive without a delete key, but writing has lost a great deal of romance. Long ago, silent processors replaced the mechanical hum and satisfying whack! of new worlds...
Sunsets and The Machine

Sunsets and The Machine

Time: Monday evening approximately 18:45 Location: The island of Koh Lanta; west coast of Thailand A Free Koh Lanta Sunset As hermit crabs begin to drag their shells around me for the first forays of the evening, I lean back in the gritty sand and watch the Andaman...

On the Inside Looking Out

A trickle of sweat ran down my overheating cheek. Tens of thousands of strangers were shouting at me, pointing, there was no place to hide as I made my way down the street…. No, It wasn’t an angry mob finally forming over my reluctance to get a proper job...