Atari

For the past six months I've been playing a geographical game of pong (Atari, not College). From Los Angeles to Canada then Haiti and LA and Canada again followed by Iowa and Haiti, scribing in my path an isosceles triangle spanning more that 2,500 miles on each side. I've drove, flown, motorcycled, boarded, biked, hiked, … Continue reading Atari

The Book Bout

I finished Infinite Jest. I did. And I don't know what that entitles me to. Literary enlightenment? bragging rights?  A cookie? Honestly, when I finished the book, I didn't know how to feel for a while. I tried to take some time to process it but my mind kept circling around one conclusion: That was so … Continue reading The Book Bout

Oh yeah, hey there

I'd like to say the fast-paced, new-year-new-me life renovations have been what has kept me from posting anything since the ice age, but to be honest I don't really know why. I suppose it's a little mix of laziness, some distraction, combined with finishing off some American novels that are so beautifully written that anything … Continue reading Oh yeah, hey there

I Was Hungry…

Every day Haitians ask me for food, sometimes multiple times per day. It’s a terrible reality, but it comes with the territory. They aren’t strangers either, the people asking are my friends, neighbors, people I’ve known for years. It’s the most heart-wrenching question I have to face and the most humbling. Anyone working in an … Continue reading I Was Hungry…