Korčula, Croatia

A week spent in Korčula, Croatia is a brilliant way to capture amazing travel photography, while getting spectacular nature shots as well. In addition to drinking beer, eating local cuisines, and going for daily swims in the Adriatic Sea, we also visited some of the smaller islands that are in the vicinity of Korčula, including … Continue reading Korčula, Croatia

EXCERPT: 15 Years after Katrina: Understanding the storm’s lasting impact on New Orleans

The full story can be read at The Millennial Source. The Superdome and the Super Bowl I lived in New Orleans for a year, from 2012 to 2013, arriving in the city on September 1, 2012, four days after Hurricane Isaac. That Category 1 storm briefly passed over New Orleans, almost seven years to the … Continue reading EXCERPT: 15 Years after Katrina: Understanding the storm’s lasting impact on New Orleans

EXCERPT: Living through the coronavirus pandemic abroad

Thursday was a tipping point. It felt that way when I woke that morning. United States President Donald Trump spoke to the US on Wednesday from the Oval Office to explain the US government’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. On the list of measures was a ban on travelers from Europe’s Schengen Area.

The World from a Chair

Today, I spoke to an Iraqi man about the lasting effects of the American intervention in his home country. A half hour before meeting him, I spoke with a Catholic priest from Brazil who was studying "Canon Law". Every week, I spend hours talking with people from South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other nations. … Continue reading The World from a Chair