The loss dealt by the speed trap in 2016 on my mind. The paper trail depicting my innocence laid out. I was ready to even the score with Multnomah County.
Craigslist is mostly normal people looking to offload a couch or something, but its depths know no boundaries.
Remembering the small but personal things lost in the Camp Fire.
A section of this essay ran as a guest column in the Paradise Post. I’ve never been to hell and I base the choices in my life with hopes that I don’t end up there. For many, the November 8th morning drive from Paradise to Chico was a trip through literal hell, as flames from […]
I didn’t have much international experience before last year and I still really don’t, but buying a one way ticket to leave the US was probably the best thing I could have done at the time. I did manage to survive and, at times, thrive outside of the comfort bubble that I have lived in […]
Sometimes it’s the neighbor’s peculiar pet, sometimes it’s a pig eating out of the trash. Either way, living in CR has offered many opportunities to see interesting animals during my day-to-day activities. Most often, these animals appear only for a second. This in a way reminds me of reporting jobs when there would only be […]
I brought Nora home when I was seven and buried her at 24. Not a week after she died, the house that I grew up in was sold. It didn’t matter if my sisters or I were living in another town, state or country, the house on Circlewood Drive was always “home.” These might perhaps […]
If you know my family personally and have spent time on Instagram, you’ll understand how near and dear to my sister’s heart hiking is. Which is why, during the entire six months that I’ve lived in this country, she’s often asked me why I haven’t been going off on nature treks of my own. […]
Nine hours of my 25th birthday were spent on a bus trip returning from the Caribbean side of the country. My legs were cramped and I was exhausted when I got home, but being able to see a whole new part of the country was entirely worth the mild discomfort. The people, food and beaches […]
Throughout the cantons of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the end of the year brings parties across the northernmost province. Semi-trucks, carrying parts to rides and booths, make their way into the small towns where surfboards are carried on the sides of motorcycles and it’s not uncommon for horses grazing on the roadside to stop traffic. Drawing […]