What Ernest Hemingway Taught Me About Writing (with 15 quotes)

Hemingway rarely talked openly about the craft. He is famous for many quotes on the subject, his most famous one being: “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Moving to Berlin

Moving to Berlin was in many ways a last minute decision, but at the same time, I moved to a place that I was familiar with. This was very different from moving to Austin, a place I had never visited prior. I didn’t have to leave Austin. If I wasn’t so convinced that there existed …

I read over 40 Books in 2017, but I could have read more

I counted down the list of books that I read over the past year. I read 41 books. My reading habits change depending on my lifestyle. In 2014, I read over 70 books. It was easy to find time to read. I was commuting every day, sometimes for over 2 hours a day. At work, …

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, but I’ve always found the State of Texas intriguing.  Before last week, I lived in Bogota, …

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 …

My Favorite Podcasts

When I’m working, jogging, getting through my morning routine, or just plain bored and need some wisdom, I turn to podcasts. My personal favorite app is Podcast Addict for Android, it’s easy to use, works flawlessly, and it’s free. Here are a few that I listen to regularly: Art of Charm — I listen to this …

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