The Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin
Austin: How To Move On A Whim

Earlier this week, I stepped foot in Austin, Texas for the first time. This was also my first time visiting the state. I’ve lived in New York City for most of my life. I’ve never seen the American South. I’ve always found the State of Texas intriguing. Before last week, I lived in Bogota, Colombia. …

Exercising in Sub-Zero Temperatures

This winter in New York City is officially the coldest winter in history. Walking only 5 minutes from my car to my aunt’s building on 37th and 9th, my face was frozen stiff, my eyes tearing and stinging, and it felt like there were shards in the wind, too. I put myself the habit of …

My Favorite Books of 2017

I read close to 40 books in 2017. I was living in Bogotá. In La Candelaria (downtown), there is a street with what feels like dozens of bookshops and other stands placed outside where people sell books in all kinds of languages. I would frequent this area every other week or so to shop for …

A Great Gift For Book Lovers

When I decided to write this post I wasnt thinking about getting a gift for anyone. Only after I typed out the title did I realize that it would make a great gift. I’ll keep this short: it’s an embosser. I picked one up some time ago on Amazon. Every time I get a new …

Great Book: Real Artists DON’T Starve

I picked up Jeff Goins’ book after I heard him on the Art of Charm podcast. I knew about Jeff Goins before the interview however, I’ve been a follower of his blog for several years now. Actually, long before I decided to become a writer myself. His material is always great, however his book Real …

Finally, I Will Make It To Mexico City

I managed to book another flight to Mexico City for this coming Thursday after my November flight from Bogotá was cancelled. I was in Guatapé, coming down the 740 wide steps of la Piedra del Peñol early in the morning, ready to catch my noon flight back to Bogota where I had a short layover …

Quotes of the Week: December 3rd

Good morning! This week I traveled to the city of Santa Marta in Colombia, finished reading Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance, as well as John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story. On top of that, I met quite a number of people, read countless articles and listened to several new podcasts as well. Below are some …

I Decided to Disconnect My WiFi At Home, Here’s What Changed

I just recently moved into a new apartment, and having been given the option to connect to a WiFi network, I opted not to. I had gotten a taste of living without internet in my home several months ago when I was forced to relocate to a new apartment due to renovations. At first, I …

Spanish: Never Forget How To Speak A Language

I’ve been living in Colombia for a little over a year now. I made plans to return home in time for Christmas and to stay in the United States for a while. My teacher tells me my Spanish level is B2, which isn’t so bad. One of my biggest worries is forgetting the Spanish that I’ve …

The Airplane Method For Productivity

I realized something about my productivity and work habits on my flight to Panama City from Bogota as I was working on a project I had brought along with me. After the plane had roared off the runway, the flight attendants soon told us we could use our electronics. I asked the man next to …

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