This Spot Looks Good…

This is my final post. I am taking a break from nomad life to pursue my other passion of social justice. In December, I will begin a new career directing the organizing and advocacy programs and activities with the Greater Cincinnati Area Homeless Coalition. I want to give my time, talent, and energy toward those…

An INFP’s Hostel Survival Kit

These are the items that I always pack with me to help create a more positive travelling experience as an INFP. For those of you unfamiliar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory, INFP is one of the 16 categories of personality type. It is on the more rare end, comprising only about four percent…

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle

Locals call their downtown district the Golden Triangle. It’s a walkable terrain through historical architecture, European-style piazzas, and landscape vistas at the confluence of three rivers. Pittsburgh is still largely undiscovered on the tourist circuit, maybe because it is kinda hard to get to, or because lodging and parking are both expensive and cumbersome. Whatever…

Bear Wallow Mountain Trail

Although late fall hiking may sound like an endurance race against snow and frostbite, Bear Wallow Mountain Trail is a manageable adventure into the crisp air. This 2.7 mile loop trail on the western edge of Hickory Nut Gorge meanders through woodlands and crests at an expansive grassy meadow with scenic vistas of the surrounding…

On the Corner of Lost and a Failed Network Connection

The GPS unit on my phone politely told me that in 50 feet, my destination would be on my left. I was on an unpaved path buried in leaves, with nothing around but woodlands. Fifty feet to my left was a steep hillside, tumbling down toward miles of meadow rolling through the border of Virginia…

So This is What $$ Looks Like

I recently listened to a recorded “mastermind” class from a “world-renowned” “energy worker.” Yes, I am using the parenthesis intentionally to communicate a skeptical attitude. This person plainly stated that abundance blocks are the cause of poverty. According to her “wisdom” channeled from the spirit world, people are poor because they have not learned how…

The View at 42 Stories

My eight months in Pittsburgh, 2015, are a bit blurry, framed between crystal clear memories of returning from South America in April, and then moving back to California in December. Pittsburgh was a rocky chapter at best but one of the most inspiring days was spent exploring the Cathedral of Learning located on the University…