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 Photography

My Favorite Snaps from China Trips Past 

I have arrived in Manchuria! Before I start snapping away, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from past trips to China. I’m super excited to explore other parts of the extremely large country on this trip, including some areas that aren’t as frequently visited, especially by those in the West. Please bear… Read More My Favorite Snaps from China Trips Past 

International Travel, Reblogs, Reflections

A Church in China

Originally posted Monday, April 9, 2012 China, communism, church and capitalism. Quick, which one doesn’t belong? A couple of decades ago, there would have been two answers, but since the seeds of capitalism began to sprout in the past decade, the only misfit that remains is the church. China is officially an atheist state, and… Read More A Church in China

Domestic Travel, Reblogs, Reflections

Small Town America

Originally posted Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Despite growing up only in large cities, I’ve always been fascinated with small towns. Small town America, in particular, is a very interesting concept to me. Although the majority of our country’s population lives in urban areas, the expansive rural areas dominate in land ownership. They are: quaint little… Read More Small Town America

Domestic Travel, Reblogs, Travel Photography

Autumn in Nebraska

Originally posted Wed. Oct. 17, 2012 I’m not a fan of driving, but I do a lot of it on my way to and from stories. Over the past month I’ve oft seen beautiful fall landscapes, but I couldn’t just stop and start snapping away while on deadline. Sometimes I certainly wish I did though;… Read More Autumn in Nebraska

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”

International Travel, Reblogs, Reflections, Travel Stories

An Account From North Korea

Originally posted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 I meant to write this post upon my return to the States, but alas, life can be a frenzy and other topics were so much easier to write about. But in light of recent reports of executions and staged accidents of North Korean officials and that of labor camps… Read More An Account From North Korea

Reblogs, Reflections

RIP My Travel Companion

Originally posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013  My favorite checked suitcase has flown its final flight. I had just landed in San Francisco and checked into my hotel when I noticed the rip along its seams. This bag has traveled with me throughout the U.S., France, Italy, and China. It was wonderful because its four wheels… Read More RIP My Travel Companion