It was midday and I was sitting naked on the edge of a square marble countertop unsure where to direct my gaze. A topless Turkish woman held my left hand as she scrubbed the length of my arm with more vigor than I ever had before. As the two of us locked eyes, she forced Read Post
Points of View
Our impressions of the world around us, from random musings to articles that stray from black and white advice.
Time has been passing by so strangely. In quick bursts, a week disappears; then the past few days have stretched out in what felt like a week. We haven’t had booze the past few weeks and I’m not sure when we’ll drink again. We’ve been lucid, yearning to tip back a beer or a shot, Read Post
We’re now willfully unemployed. I don’t feel different. Actually, I feel like I finally got the extended weekend I’ve always wanted without calling in sick. Mike and I are getting a couple extra hours of zzz’s in the morning compared to our work wake-up times, but maybe that just offsets staying up until 5am checking Read Post
Two and a half years ago, somewhere over the Great Barrier Reef, Mike and I met a young British man who left his home in the hamlet of Cheddar to travel around the world. We listened as he animatedly told us about his experience obtaining his SCUBA certification in Malaysia, and then of upcoming destinations Read Post
In 47 days, we’ll be on a plane out of the United States. We’re in the final stages of planning, and it’s really all happening. I think about the progression of this trip over the last year — from a thrilling idea that scared the shit out of me to a soul-filling adventure I would Read Post