And So We Wait

It’s been two weeks since the government told us to stay inside. Their request didn’t change my lifestyle much. The only difference is I haven’t been able to go to the gym to try and achieve a level of vanity I foolishly believe will make me happier. This has relegated me to doing only pushups,... Continue Reading →

My Take on the Coronavirus

Things seemed so normal as recently as a week ago. NBA games were still going on and coronavirus was merely a looming threat, something we assumed only affected older people and those with compromised immune systems. That’s what we knew then. What we know now is much different, but even that is not enough to... Continue Reading →

Weekend Thoughts

Sunday nights bring a certain kind of clarity. It’s humid, and it’s only March. My best material is written in my head, and then when I sit down to type it out, all that elegant artistry has abandoned me and I’m left with jumbled thoughts and formulations that don’t make sense. It’s about 9:03 P.M.... Continue Reading →

Back in America

“Any woman who wants to date you right now isn’t worth dating.” These were the words told to my buddy by his critical mother. As he relayed their interaction to me, the line resonated. It’s been almost two weeks since coming back to America. Part of me is grateful to be home, the other part... Continue Reading →

Dating in Florida is the Worst

I would say it’s something in the water, but throw a few ice cubes in your glass and Florida water is as good as any. For months I’ve struggled trying to pinpoint what makes dating in Florida so unenjoyable. Lengthy conversations with multiple people have yielded the same answer: it’s just different down here. And... Continue Reading →

6 Things I Don’t Like About Colombia

As is wont to happen anywhere in the world, things weren't perfect during my time in Colombia. Below are the five biggest problems I had while living in Bogota, Colombia: 1. Showers The first Airbnb I stayed at had a great shower; modern and able to pump out steaming hot water. Life was perfect. After... Continue Reading →

Dating in Colombia VS Dating in China

Dating is hard. Duh. As an American, it’s interesting how other countries date because it’s vastly different than where I’m from. This post explains what it’s like to date women from two cultures on opposite sides of the world: China and Colombia. I’ve broken the explanation process down into five simple categories (in relative order):... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Saint James

Planes fly overhead as I write this, their engines puncturing the calmness of my apartment. Living next to the airport has its drawbacks. Last night’s booze still courses through my blood. My head is pounding while trying to recover from the five cocktails and half a bottle of Smirnoff that went down my throat. I... Continue Reading →

Asking Alejandra (Full Article)

It’s a breezy day as I walk through the financial district of Bogota. I’ve never been to this part of the city before, but it’s like a mini-Manhattan. A few turns of the shoulder and I’m in an upscale neighborhood. Money is intimidating. It’s one of those things you either have or don’t have. Guess... Continue Reading →

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