And That’s Enough

I want just to dangle In your web As a single string Of a larger strand Woven into your fiber netting. When you move, Where you move, I tremble on the echo Of your every step. Me, A part of you. A part By chance, you may glance At while I shudder in the wind, Aging... Continue Reading →

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My First Week in St. Petersburg

God, where to begin? This is easily the most stunning city I have seen. As a point of contrast, look at New York City. Some might find this cityscape exciting. I know I did at one point. There's so much texture. Here and there buildings stab into the sky. It's a sensory overload as you... Continue Reading →

I Made it to Russia

Three hours of driving and ten hours of flight later, I have arrived in Saint Petersburg, Russia! No. I didn't take that picture. You think I actually went out on my first day? I'm pooped! Jet lag is a mean-spirited woman that I'd love to take to dinner, only to sneak out the bathroom window... Continue Reading →

Pre-Departure Nerves

Just a day away from starting my journey to the snowy lands of Russia, and I can't help but feel nervous...sad even. I know what a great time I'll have. I'll meet new people who are part of a different culture in a different country, half a world away. What an adventure! Don't worry, I'll show... Continue Reading →

How to Make a Killing as a Writer

You're all here, I assume, for the secret. You're looking for the trick no one told you, the trick no one knows, no one but me, and now you. You want to know what made the greatest and most successful authors? Well, I'll tell you. Drum roll!!! The truth is only dedication to the craft of writing... Continue Reading →

Top 3 Excursions, You Tell Me

Years from now, I'll tell you about all the fantastic trips I've taken. Some good. Some bad. Hopefully, more of the former. I'll tell you how I found the perfect getaways for tourists and travel fanatics both, how I had the most wonderful experience in the most remote, hidden away spot. Maybe you've gone around the... Continue Reading →

J.J. Abrams’ Mystery Box

In a riveting Ted-Talk, J.J. Abrams discusses the usage of mystery to maintain interest throughout a story. Regardless of genre, he suggests that you can string together a whole line of mystery, leaving the audience in constant confusion. As soon as you open one mystery box, you find another box. Inside that one...another box. John Doe collapses... Continue Reading →

You’re All Idiots and I Love You

Ever since Pride and Prejudice rocked the English world with its drama and scandal, sappy romance stories have dominated a huge share of the market. Meanwhile, masterpieces like Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men (damn, I love that book) get muted responses. No one's ever heard of the book or the author. But, Nicholas Sparks and... Continue Reading →

How to Fund Travel

Look. I'm a college kid. Money is always on my mind. We desire what we don't have, right? Colleges are ruthless. Oh! You worked really hard to make extra money this summer. It'd be a shame if someone TOOK IT!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! So, how the hell do I fund a trip to and through Europe? Well...... Continue Reading →

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