Flying with Iron Man

It was a crisp, rainy day on Pawley’s island. My family had rented a little beach house for a week on the Atlantic to celebrate… something important. I was too young to care, but there are three things that stuck out from that weekend. My Aunt K. freaking out after learning I had never seen […]

Coordinates and Character

Places I’ve Lived Ranked by How Much of My Stuff is (Still) There: Georgia, 2 boxes + tuxedoBuenos Aires, 1 small suitcase + bookbagArequipa, 1 large suitcase Mendoza, 4 books + 1 pair of sweatpants, Arizona, one book somewhereTexas, small buried treasure I’ve moved pretty often since turning eighteen. I’m on the higher end for […]

Aussie Pie

“You gotta use the app. That’s the accurate test”, my dad told my entire family. We were all at his house sitting around some psychologist’s book trying to figure out who we were. My enneagram test was a hard seven – on the nose, no wings. One of my sisters loves horoscopes, classic Taurus. As […]

American Abroad

My future split between two countries after Peru – Colombia or Argentina. I chose Argentina. But the idea of going to Columbia confused and frightened my students, friends and family. “Isn’t it super dangerous? Aren’t there a lot of drugs? Haven’t you seen the Netflix Original series Narcos?” Down here, it’s known as a vibrant […]

Let’s Build a Library

When I was a kid, I had a billionaire’s dream of building a giant library on an island at 0,0 on a map. The idea was simple – everybody could get to all the knowledge in the world in one big, beautiful building. The Library of Alejandro. Let’s build it. George Peabody Library. Lame name. […]