About a year ago I applied to teach English through the Chilean English Opens Doors Program. Unfortunately the program was already full – but it didn’t stop me from applying to the waitlist and researching Chile and the regions of South America with a fervor – devouring articles, photos, travel blogs, and yerba mate all in one […]Read more "Gringa Goes Global"
A week ago I tried acupuncture for the first time. It had been something I was always interested in – something always featured in movies and television shows as equal parts terrifying and tranquil. Which honestly sums up the experience quite accurately, in some respects. The pins are all positioned strategically over pressure points throughout the body. […]Read more "Pressure Points"
I’m not speaking about certain individuals like a lost love or the fatality of friends I mean the sincerity of strangers threaded throughout our thumbprints Those unsung spirits Heroines and heroes sans egos but with in-erasable emotions I miss someone wearing their heart on their sleeves and instead of shooing them away, I would roll […]Read more "I Miss People"
When was the last time you got on a swing? Lifted your feet off the ground, closed your eyes, and (just for a moment) felt like you were flying? When was the last time you did a cartwheel? Can you even still do one? When was the last time you truly danced – not […]Read more "Rediscovering Childlike Wonder"
Who would have thought this dumbass could write poetry? A few months ago I started to watch TED talks at work to help break up the monotony of music I had become bored with. So instead of my background noise being random beats and lyrics, it became rhetoric by scientists and authors, adventurers’ sharing their […]Read more "MADE: I Want to Be a Slam Poet"
There was an array of Fort Worth folk, from young to old, who came out to ring in the 7th Annual Dia de los Toadies Festival this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion. With the aptly timed weather transformation this weekend, it was a nice change of pace for the locals to come out in full […]Read more "Old Loves Die-Hard: Dia de los Toadies Review"
Women have a tendency to believe that just because a guy has a penis, that immediately makes him a man. It doesn’t. In fact, the penis is a defining character of a man but capability of erection ≠ define a dude entirely. In my wide travels of the world (and the many men who inhabit it) I […]Read more "A Classification of Man"