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?

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...
Avoiding the Rat Race on Koh Lanta

Avoiding the Rat Race on Koh Lanta

Just to be clear, this is about avoiding the Rat Race (or Corporate America, if you prefer) and instead enjoying sunsets on Koh Lanta, my favorite island in Thailand. No one was actually racing rats here (that I know of), and if they did, you should be all means go...

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...