Walkabout Love

Walkabout Love

Perceptive Travel

Having grown weary of the workaday, I tapped my savings, quit my office job, and started a year-long walkabout by backpacking through China. A trip in search of solitude, however, turned into one of found companionship.

Letters from Dad

Letters from Dad

GoMad Nomad Travel Mag & Living Now Magazine

This personal essay won third place in the 2017 'Hard Times' Contest from The Writers' Workshop. It was also published in Living Now Magazine.

Doubt Isn’t Sexy

Doubt Isn’t Sexy

The Washington Post & The Chicago Tribune

How do you woo someone when you’re still figuring out your life? This essay was also published in The Chicago Tribune.

The Hate Game

The Hate Game

The Good Men Project

In the year we lived together, we broke each other down to build ourselves back up. This essay won honorable mention in the 2016 Memoirs Contest from The Writers' Workshop.

A Taste of Glory

A Taste of Glory

Narratively

I lived up to my own expectations and felt Maslow's peak experience.

Departing Down the Middle

Departing Down the Middle

Living Now Magazine

It’s a good lesson in attachment, I suppose. She leaves, I stay. And we’re all supposed to be okay with it. I wonder how a Buddhist might act. The article was also published in Living Now's Magazine (page 30).

In Defense of Quixote

In Defense of Quixote

Blog

I left my job and moved to Los Angeles to break into screenwriting. Am I at my most inspired or most delusional? I went to Don Quixote for answers.