Dumb Choices by the Banks of the Ganges

This is a cautionary tale told in too many words and with poor quality cellphone photos. Not for the squeamish or those who are my parents. While traveling I'm often faced with having to make the "smart decision" or "dumb decision." I have often chosen to make the "dumb decision" and it's ... Read More

Happy Holi!

This post is full of cellphone quality photos. Sorry about that. Friends! Surprise! I was in India! Believe me when I say that I am as surprised as you are. There were times during my first trip here a few years ago that I said (possibly out loud to anyone who was within earshot) that I would ... Read More

A Tiny House Trip

A few weeks ago Airbnb posted a photo of a snowy, tiny-house on their Instagram feed. I loved it, but loved it even more when I saw that it was in Maine. After watching "Tiny: A Story About Small Living" I have been going through an intense tiny-space phase. I've been whittling down my ... Read More

Keeping Figs Alive

When I first read The Bell Jar in college I had only recently overcome my fear of writing inside books. This was a side-effect of the Montessori education that taught me that math is hard and that books are to be cherished. And so, I scratched little brackets around this passage in pencil and read ... Read More

Why I’m Mad at Delta

Get ready. Because no amount of free Biscoffs can fix this. Over the past few years Delta has continued to make changes to the way travelers can earn elite status. I hadn't paid much attention to it because I knew I'd always get there through my business travel. But, then all my wanderlusty dreams ... Read More

These Things Matter.

  I've been thinking a lot about what matters. Probably because I've spent some time not getting it right. Actually, getting it so, so wrong that I spent years going back and forth from one place to another place every morning and every evening without realizing that it was bad for me. I ... Read More

A Sad Victory

  Two people that did very bad things have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes that they committed as part of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in the seventies. This is great fucking news. Sometimes I wonder how you're supposed to feel when bad things happen, but when those ... Read More

Kratie is pronounced “Crotch-eh”

You're not rid of me just yet! Over the course of the last three months, I wrote a number of posts about where I was and what I was doing. I didn't always have great wi-fi, so I couldn't do much photo uploading and didn't want to force you all to actually have to read too much. So, I'll post these ... Read More

What Leaving Feels Like

I've been sitting on this post for a week. Exactly a week. Almost to the hour. I'd planned on keeping it for myself, but figured I'd already told you about eating bugs and going into a bank without pants. What's one more thing? I've been back for a week. Almost to the hour. And the truth is that ... Read More