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.
GoMad Nomad Travel Mag
Before Oliver Sacks passed away, I wrote in a letter that his memoir had elevated my thoughts on life and death, inspiring me to ride my motorcycle across the US. This essay won third place in the 2017 'Hard Times' Contest from The Writers' Workshop.
The Washington Post
I didn’t blow my chance with this woman because there wasn’t chemistry. I didn’t blow it over a lack of common interests. I blew it because I’m still figuring out my life.
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.
I lived up to my own expectations and felt Maslow's peak experience.
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).
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.