March 2, 2018

Last week I celebrated my twenty-eighth birthday. Amid the flurry birthday messages - some from friends making "old man" jokes and others from relatives remarking that I'm still a youngster -  I was able to take a moment away to think about the time I have spent and th...

January 1, 2018

Every December 31st seems to bring the same flurry of opinion pieces. One camp celebrates the accomplishments of a year gone by and welcomes another adventure; another rejoices at the conclusion of a terrible season and stumbles bloody into the new year. There is endle...

December 11, 2017

It was hour five on the muddy, rut-stricken road. None of us were complaining; our sixteen-hour commute had been cut by two-thirds since the inauguration of the Jinka airport just three days prior and we were finally approaching our destination. 

Ethiopia is a wild...

October 12, 2017

Bobby settled in to his couch for the evening with two grand plans: get high and watch sports center. This is a common ritual for college boys, and Bobby was no stranger to college rituals; occasional frat parties had turned to nightly - then daily - drinking, and the...

September 19, 2017

Our cabinet overflows and I am forced to find alternate locations for our coffee mugs.  I myself drink from one of two mugs daily: a 10oz orange one with a gently dimpled surface (I like this one for the invigorating color, ergonomically shaped handle and it’s slightly...