Learning Tiers

Quickly, this idea has been gestating for a week now! Some people have cocaine and hookers, others horse racing and poker. For me, my vice lies in a single, lame, oddly capitalized word: YouTube. My excuse for watching is consistent no matter the situation. I’m learning something new, being exposed to new ideas, using my […]

Freedom!

There’s an idea of freedom as the ability to anything you want. That idea falls flat when it meets reality. In a reality where you have infinite resources, where time is spent as you wish, you are not free. There are the laws that govern our realities: gravity, nuclear forces, electromagnetism. If I were free […]

Judgement: The New Executioner

The Fear of Judgement has been amplified by one simple idea: everyone can have an opinion. It seems to be an unchecked, ever growing reason we don’t do things we want. The solution preached by many is simply “don’t care about other people’s opinions.” Which… no shit, Sherlock. That would be great. But growing to […]

Year Long Realization

A year ago today, a friend of mine left Peru. As is tradition with most travelers, she gifted all the things too cumbersome to bring along. I ended up with a yoga mat, a bottle of wine, and an child’s orange notebook. “Chaq Chao’s Balcony @ Sunset 8/28/18” is three pages long. After that is […]

Paper to People

Lunches in high school were an hour long. My senior year, every one of them was spent arguing with friends about dumb things. Would aliens be friendly? What’s the best animal to have as a pet? Is Miley Cyrus cool or a mess? Eventually, we got backlogged – an hour at lunch wasn’t long enough […]

Hypnotize/Hipnotizar

My English teaching experience has grown tandem to learning Spanish. The frustration of expression in a second language surges with one part of my life, the other explores deeper into my first. And man, it has opened my eyes to one fact: I am not good at English. To describe something beautifully isn’t a thing […]