Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 3)

Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 3)

The First Tourists As I wrote in part 2 of our Albania story I have a bad case of expectations. I try to figure out how my life, my week, my day will go and fail immensely at that task. Our time in Theth was no different. When we last met we were on the way to...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 2)

Albania, Discovering Wonderland (Part 2)

I suffer from expectations. While I don’t think it’s a rare disease I’m afraid I have a pretty bad case and there are precious few situations where my imagination doesn’t run away from me at such a fearless pace that, for a moment, I believe it won’t ever return....
The Danger of Not Belonging

The Danger of Not Belonging

Back in the day, when times were normal and people could take a walk in nature in safety but didn’t, I was always picked last in gym class. I didn’t even blame them, I was useless on the field, no matter what sport we played. Just an awkward kid with arms and legs...
How To Be Lonely

How To Be Lonely

In the weeks before the coronavirus got into the heads of our collective consciousness you could hear calls for quarantine all around. Not the widespread lockdowns you have now, no—they go too far, the public cries. What those early quarantine criers asked for is that...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland

Albania, Discovering Wonderland

Welcome to Wonderland I was about 10 years old when me and my sister woke to find our mother had imagineered a scavenger hunt through our new house. My parents had recently divorced and I discovered that meant they didn’t want to live together anymore. This new house...
A Different Friday Night

A Different Friday Night

It’s a Friday night, raining outside. The door is open and the ratatat of rain blends with the soundtrack of the movie we’re watching — Coach Carter. Samuel L. Jackson as a man who helps run-out-of-luck kids aim for their best life and isn’t afraid to take the road...
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