Corona-tine: America’s Growing Pains

It’s okay to be embarrassed, ashamed, uncomfortable, confused or even angry. These emotions are signs of experiencing change, so please don’t ignore them. Instead, listen to them; let them change you.

International Update, U.S. Edition: Anti-Racism for White Americans

Hey friends, I did some research on anti-racism and have learned A LOT. Let’s do better, ok?

How to Travel without Leaving Your Couch

Adventure is everywhere– I’m here to prove it can even be found on your own couch.

International Update: Coronavirus

I have personally put off writing about the coronavirus for two reasons…

International Update: Brexit

Here in the States, it’s easy to think Brexit will have little impact on us as a nation. It’s time to pay attention.

International Update: Baghdad International Airport Airstrike

Every day that goes by is another page added to history. The definition of who is good and who is bad in a historical narrative is completely subjective to the author of the book.

Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Photography

While I’ve written a lot, the cliche still rings true: a picture is worth a thousand words (I missed that count by thirty).

International Update: 11.01.18-11.08.18

Featuring the United States in this week’s International Update was emotionally exhausting.

I’m so glad it’s over.

International Update: 10.18.18-10.25.18

Every one of these stories shows how an event in one nation, big or small, can have a ripple effect.

Ames and Des Moines, IA

My time in Iowa was filled with one of my best friends, awesome food, a little bit of education, and a concrete gnome!