So this is half announcement and half musing over the wonderful conversation I just had with my friend Aaron. tl;dr: I’m now hosted at http://aquietamerican.com, and sometimes you fail and fall so hard in the process of hitting your target you wonder if you weren’t built to be a bombshell. First of all, this Wayward […]Read More Living up to my (Domain) Name
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Recently, my good friends over at The Tuscan Shed have been generous enough to post some articles I’ve written based partly on my experiences in Vietnam, and how movies have shaped many of my preconceived notions bout the country before I even arrived. What I appreciate most about them hosting some of my writing is […]Read More The Power of Film: An American’s Reevaluation of Vietnam
So, if you’ve ever seen 2009’s Zombieland, you might remember Tallahassee and Columbus’ most applicable rule for traveling abroad, especially in somewhere so foreign like Vietnam: Enjoy the little things. (As a side note, I love the idea of being named after the big city closest to you. If you do, too, you can call me […]Read More Vietnam: Zombieland Rules Apply
Over the past few months, I’ve met some wonderful people. It’s embarrassing to say, but I’m horrible at keeping in touch with people, and I let some of these wonderful people disappear from my life without a trace. As I continue trying to unplug (no podcasts or music) and practice my own brand of kinh hành, or […]Read More Traveling Alone: Am I missing something?
Ever since I saw the horrifying after effects of my uncle’s motorcycle crash, and after my own literal run-ins with disaster on my dirt bike as a kid, I had always scoffed at motorbike riders as “future organ donors.” Little did I know that riding a motorbike, especially in Vietnam, is a lot like getting […]Read More Hitting the Road with Hermes
Before I post part III of last weekend’s travels, I’ve got a small word of warning for those looking to buy nice technology in Vietnam. I wont name names or talk smack, because that’s not my style- I’m just giving some friendly advice on how to stay friendly when things go awry with wired gear. […]Read More A Word of Warning: Test Your Tech