On Learning a Language

I’ve been learning German for almost three years now. Can that be right? Yes, it’s right. Time flies. I started learning it in school, but after I dropped out, I kept on teaching myself. Learning a language is one of the hardest things to do alone because you have to, you know, speak. I do…

On Coming Home

My trip to Florida is over! I’m back home in chilly Rochester and back to my normal life. I’m not too happy about it either. There’s a certain feeling of coming home after a trip. It’s like you’ve left a part of you where you were, but you’re returning to who you were before you…

On the Siesta Key Drum Circle

Siesta Key, where I’m staying in Florida, is an island off the city of Sarasota. It’s less than four square miles and is mostly made up of cottages, hotels, and resorts. There are plenty of quirks to the island that give it character. There are nice restaurants, a farmer’s market, and of course a beach…

On Seashells

While walking the beach of Siesta Key, I’ve seen many, many seashells. It’s amazing how many wash up on the beach. Mostly what I think about when I see them is how much they hurt the soles of my feet. Sometimes a particularly beautiful one will catch my eye, though. I’ll pick it up and…

On Taking Some Time to Travel

Since graduating high school, two and a half years ago, I’ve travelled to four different countries in Europe, lived in New Orleans and New York City for a stretch of time, and taken every chance I could to see different places. I don’t like being in one place for too long, as I wrote in…