My 2013

When I returned to Bangkok in late 2012, I found a note in the pocket of a jacket I had brought from the US.  I don’t know when it was from, but the written message was ‘moving forward’.    I tried… Continue Reading →

My 2012

Bangkok, or Krung Thep in Thai, meaning ‘City of Angels’.  I’ve been living here for a year and two months now.  Setting aside trips to Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S. in that time, this is the longest I’ve stayed… Continue Reading →

My 2011, more than just another year.

“Sometimes there’s airplanes I can’ t jump out Sometimes there’s bullshit that don’t work now We are god of stories but please tell me What there is to complain about” – OneRepublic, Good Life 2011 has been a year that… Continue Reading →

Humans, the Lonely Gods: An Essay on Our Digital Oversoul

I slide my phone shut as the track finishes downloading and look around.  Airports.  At times, perhaps even more than cities, they are the symbols of the material center of the modern world.  Here is perhaps the greatest display of… Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Hostels

To promote the education of all . . .  by encouraging in them a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside and an appreciation of the  . . . cultural values of towns and cities in all parts of… Continue Reading →

Grand Rapids Coney Dogs – A Complete Guide

Most every city seems to have its own token snack food. In my home city of Grand Rapids, that tends to be chili dogs. There are enough Coney dog places around the city to rival even Detroit, with it’s distinguished… Continue Reading →

21 May, 2011 at 6pm: An Essay on the End of the World.

The end of the world, it’s always been thought about in one way or another. Global floods and divine retribution, world war and nuclear holocaust, comets hitting the planet; all of these are, or at some time have been prophesized… Continue Reading →

Michigan’s Ancient Copper Culture: An Essay on Speculative History

Truth and Lies. Facts and frauds. The history of this planet is filled with both objective and subjective accounts of the events that have transpired throughout the millennia. The subjectivity comes from lone sources, perhaps a single person’s record of… Continue Reading →

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