My New Found Travel Plan

It would only take you a few seconds on my Instagram page to get the idea-I hate modern tourism. What do you mean by modern tourism though, Ty? Thanks for asking, let me first start with a story from the hostel in Firenze last night. Your question was important it...

A night with five Catalans and an Englishman

Inspiration for my next next creative project was given to me in Barcelona. It will be a worldwide art installation. There’s an ignorance to Americans that isn’t necessarily our fault. The system we are raised in, the one our parents were as well, shapes us to believe...
A Response to Being Mugged in Brussels

A Response to Being Mugged in Brussels

I’m looking at the dried blood on my hand and reflecting on the first time I had to use self-defense in my life. I am quite sure I will never forget the look in the boy’s eye as he flagrantly threw punches at me-untrained. He was scared. Yesterday I was mugged in a...

Guardian Angel

She was much younger than you’d think, I remember being in high school and people saying they must be putting steroids in the chicken-dangerous thing hookup culture can be. Her eyes, large black pupils with a hazel brown rim around them. I had walked into the Marwood...
Family Sense

Family Sense

It’s hard writing these pieces because I have this idea, inspiration in my head, so defined and beautiful. Then I start typing and am reminded I’m not a writer. I had never seen a wild donkey before. To be honest, I don’t think I knew that was a thing. I had heard...

I’m Privileged

As I type this I’m holding back tears, but not well enough, my eyes are filled with water waiting to pour out. I wonder how many people have noticed. I’m sitting in Coffee #1 Portswood. The blue flashing lights caught my attention while I was staring out the window...