What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

I received an email this week from a reader of my blog I've never met. (Yes, apparently I have readers other than my immediate family...who knew) He mentioned something about initially thinking I couldn't have anxiety because of all the adventurous things I've done. I moved across the globe by myself; clearly, I must be … Continue reading What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

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A Psalm of Life

I've long felt a love for the Romantic writers. Probably instilled by my mother, I loved Wordsworth years before any still-living boys would catch my eye. There was something about the way they wrote so beautifully about things I didn't fully understand. I've always loved the mysterious. That's perhaps why I watch so much science … Continue reading A Psalm of Life

Vulnerably un-fine is just fine

Recently,  I decided that I wanted to start volunteering to teach a weekly English class. My friend Jeremiah volunteers full time for an NGO here that operates an English language learning center. They do a lot of good work, and Jeremiah's partner Lexi has been teaching a class there once a week on a volunteer … Continue reading Vulnerably un-fine is just fine

Now what?

My last blog post received a tremendous amount of feedback. Probably, because for the first time in quite a while I wrote more than a mildly comedic account of my life here. I wrote something honest. Not that all my other posts are filled with lies, but they often omit certain things. And even though … Continue reading Now what?