My Road To The Back Left Pole: A Bonnaroo Experience (part 3 of 3)

1 | 2 | 3 2015 When it came time to make the decision to purchase tickets for Bonnaroo this year, it wasn’t even a question. My girlfriend and I weren’t interested in even waiting for the lineup to be posted. The lineup is almost inconsequential to us at this point. We know there’s going to be good…

My Road To The Back Left Pole: A Bonnaroo Experience (part 1 of 3)

1 | 2 | 3 I often find myself trying to explain to people the things that make Bonnaroo so amazing; why I’ll do whatever it takes to get myself there every year. “Trying” is the operative word here; trying to extoll the virtues of this adult playground; trying to put into words what keeps…

Horombo Hut

He lay there in his sleeping bag, on that thin mattress, which rested awkwardly on top of that hard, wooden frame, his lungs burning and his head pounding from the hard day’s climb. The sun had disappeared below the clouds and it was cold enough for him to see his breath. He slunk a little…

Today on the Train: Broken Hearts Club

A couple of days ago on the train, I witnessed two broken hearts. I can only relay my interpretation of their story, and no matter what the actual truth is, seeing them together, it is hard not to feel a bit of their pain. We rode together for nearly a half hour, from 167th St,…

Today On The Train: The Love Paradox

Since moving to New York City, I have constantly been observing the world around me; watching and learning lessons, both about myself and society as a whole. One constant forum for these lessons has been the MTA. Nearly every day I step onto a subway platform and board the train on my way into Manhattan….

The Decision That Changed My Life

And then one day the decision was made and life hasn’t been the same since. I left the beaten path and began a slow and meandering, aimless journey into the bramble of the unknown. I left my cozy security blanket behind and set out to do… who knows what. I set out to do something…

Stranded in Death Valley: Epilogue

First, make sure you read these: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 3 of 3) When officer Loggins arrived, it finally felt as though we could breath easy. The worst was behind us and now all we had to do…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 3 of 3)

See the rest of the story: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3)  When I turned off the ignition of the car for the last time, the temperature outside was approaching 95 degrees. We had gone around a bend and the sun had crept back behind…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 2 of 3)

(continued from Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)) For the next 6 miles, the road did not improve. We averaged two or three miles per hour. The undercarriage of the car ground on the rocks below so frequently that we forgot to even cringe after a while. Sometimes I would hold my breath…