Climbing to Heaven for the 10,000th Time

Climbing to Heaven for the 10,000th Time

The closer you get to real matter, rock, airmailing fire, and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is. ~Jack Kerouac I need a deity to keep me afloat in the ocean pulling at my toes toward the black depths of the Mariana trench at the bottom of the Pacific. God or demon, either will […]

Scraped Raw

Scraped Raw

The hot sun drops Its blood red tongue Across a powder blue sky ~Teresa Gallion For four weeks, I missed Chicago’s summer tongue, the sunshine, the gaiety of warm days and long bicycle rides along a lake that seems as big as an ocean. Instead, I was working halfway around the world in two locations […]

I’m A Citizen Of…The World

I’m A Citizen Of…The World

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. ~Thomas Paine My belief that we are to exist as citizens of the world is mirrored in founding father Thomas Paine and his belief in transnational human rights undergirding his quote. Viewing myself as a citizen of the […]

Arriving Is More Than Visiting

Arriving Is More Than Visiting

Do not resist the urge to travel it will be only a journey and there is no arrival ~Richard Shelton I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to set foot in 18 countries with more planned on horizons near and far. Of all, there are just two in which I arrived, those being my US birthplace […]

Closing My Eyes

Closing My Eyes

I know the feeling, the feeling of seeing a place for the first time and knowing by the heat in the blood that I finally found my home. I was mentally aware home was out there, had pictured it in my head hundreds of times. But had never previously set foot on the hallowed soil.

Bleeding Blue, Vomiting Pink

Bleeding Blue, Vomiting Pink

Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before. ~Dalai Lama Once a year is not enough to visit a place for the first time. Assuming two weeks vacation for the unique trip, there remain fifty weeks mired in daily, weekly, monthly rituals. It need not be. For the cost of a library card, it […]

Drained Sahara Dry

Drained Sahara Dry

You must close your eyes otherwise you won’t see anything. ~Lewis Carroll I wish I could close my eyes at 12:30 pm tomorrow and see the plane landing 15 hours later in Taipei…better yet…22 hours later in Manila. I am dreading the upcoming flights to the Philippines and the return a fortnight later.

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