As is common to Northwest life, one usually ends up on an island for a time, and that was my course: life on an island in between Seattle and Tacoma known as Vashon—only accessible by ferry boat.
My past year of “post-grad-transition” has been a slew of (empirically appraised) “irrational” life decisions. In my defence, I appeal to a Brian Andreas quote my roommates and I have hanging above our kitchen sink (the holiest of spaces)…
In the last 15 years I’ve moved cities 8 times, changed schools or jobs 11 times, and faced a marriage followed by divorce. You might think that I would be acclimated to making big decisions and familiar with the emotions involved…
In January I will be travelling to Bangkok, Thailand to spend six months learning about the human trafficking industry and volunteering with its victims. The first month of my trip will be spent with Impact School of Missions (ISM), a missions training school located in Bangkok. They will equip me spiritually and culturally, preparing me […]
I do not consider myself someone who does big life change well. It is not my natural bent. Transitions and I, we’re not friends. When I was seven, my parents sold our Westfalia and I spent the day crying because I would have to make new memories in a new van. Literally, I cried tears of anguish—over a van. My family still loves retelling that story.
I never write for columns like these. To be honest, reading them usually makes me jealous that I’m not the guy who married the woman of his dreams, the free-spirited world traveler, the humanitarian working in Africa, or the driven entrepreneur with the successful start-up business. I’m the one who ended up back in the […]
A renowned Scottish poet once said, “The best laid plans O’ mice and men gang oft awry”. How thankful I am that my very own plans did go so “awry”.
This past September, after three wonderful, though not painless, years of working at TWU, I tearfully exchanged my recruiting gear for a backpack.
When I think back to my years at TWU, I honestly think of them as some of the best years of my life.
What is my career? Blog-writer and coffee-drinker by day, English teacher by night. It doesn’t matter that I only have twenty-some followers on my blog, what matters is that I have a sexy sounding occupation by night, like teacher.
I can hardly believe it’s been now 14 years since I graduated.