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People and their creatures

  There are some days with no expectations tied to them that contain the best moments. Such a case happened the day after my birthday. It began painfully as I was in a class on how to teach English all day while enduring a birthday hangover. But then I took […]

Feliz cumpleaños, amigos!

I feel the most lonely when I’m traveling overseas and traveling from place to place. Sometimes there might be a hostel where the people there have a great time for a night or two, but then that’s it. The magic is over and you’re scattered and – if you’re lucky […]

…Some of it in Spanish

Locals are shaking my hand and saying “Feliz cumpleaños.” I’m not quite sure what that means but given their smiles I think I might have done something right for a change. This is a lie. I know what it means. It’s my birthday and I’m 28-years-old now. I used to dream […]

La Playa

My feet are in the sand as I stare out to the horizon in the early morning. There is an oil rig in the distance just where my eyes might gaze into nothingness. I see the flames above the water. Fire in the sky. On the land to my right […]

El Gringo Idiota

It’s 5am in the morning, the waves crash on the beach to my right as I lay on my bed, and the race that stops my nation has come and gone while I was sleeping. Fortunately, the mosquitoes seem to be somewhere else but it may be that the glow […]