Reblogs, Reflections

Mr. Helmly Found

Originally posted Monday, August 13, 2012 I didn’t need to open the letter. I could recognize that messy yet particular scribble as easily as I could the handwriting of my parents. I knew I had found Mr. Helmly. Nearly a year and a half ago, while I was still living in Montana, I posted about the… Read More Mr. Helmly Found

International Travel, Reblogs, Travel Photography

Paris: A Photo Journey in Autumn and at Christmastime

Originally posted Monday, March 26, 2012 Paris had always been that dream destination ever since I began taking French years ago, yet when I finally began planning to study abroad, I instantly rejected the idea of going to Paris. It was too cosmopolitan to really learn the language and too touristy to get a feel… Read More Paris: A Photo Journey in Autumn and at Christmastime

Reblogs, Reflections

The Lost Kids

Originally posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 I call them kids, but they’re not really kids. A lot of them are my age or older. And I call them lost, except many of them are perfectly content as they are. I live in the Haight, a neighborhood in San Francisco that is somewhat known for… Read More The Lost Kids

International Travel, Reblogs, Travel Stories

In Search of Manchuria: Introducing “The Words of the Emperor”

Originally posted Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Formerly an official state language during the Qing Dynasty, China’s last imperial dynasty, the Manchu language is now on the verge of extinction. There are more than 10 million ethnic Manchus in China, yet fewer than 20 native speakers remain. Introducing…In Search of Manchuria. For those who have followed… Read More In Search of Manchuria: Introducing “The Words of the Emperor”