A Pledge…

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Flâneur

Dear You, A flâneur. I have become what Charles Baudelaire described as “a person who walks the city in order to experience it.” In the morning, I go to my local café for coffee and walk down beautiful streets lined with dozens of parked cars and magnificent buildings that loom far above me. Each street…

June 4, 2011 – Los Angeles to Zurich – Part 2

Written: June 4, 2011 The last month in Los Angeles has been truly great. So great that it gave me a false sense of comfort. It was probably one of the best times that I have spent in LA during my nearly 10-year run. (In late-August, it would have been 10 years!) What made it…

A State of Mind

Some have remarked that I am going to be a fish out of water in Paris. Perhaps, but maybe the city will welcome me with open arms. I cannot walk into my new life with the fear that the city will expel me. It would be as if I entered a match or a battle…

Standing in my own way

I cannot run away from the difficulties I face in life. As hard as I try, I cannot run the infinite distance it would take to do so, for there is no true end in sight. Nor do I dare to ignorantly think that a change of pace will make the difference. If I stopped…