The blog has a new look!

So the first thing you probably noticed when you came in: woo-hoo, the blog doesn’t look like it’s stuck in 2012 anymore! Oh joy, oh joy! I think we can all pretty much agree that the old design – deployed when I was just starting college! – was getting very, very long in the tooth….

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Diary: Finding Some Peace + Quiet

My apartment window, in New York City, faces one of the busiest avenues in the neighborhood. Ambulances and honking drivers are a daily occurrence, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg; if I had a nickel for every time I was shocked out of my beauty sleep at four in the morning by a…

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Counting Down My Top 10 Roller Coasters: 2016 Edition

I’ve been a fan of roller coasters for a long time: those hulking behemoths of scream, coursing their way over and under the skies in a monument to our everlasting quest to find thrills in the weirdest, strangest ways. And if that quest takes literally tons of steel and iron, assembled in a way that…

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Oneshot: When You Wish Upon A Star

  Scotch whisky. On the rocks. There was no finer drink. The clink of the ice cubes in the whisky glass rang out echoing in the Southwestern desert, briefly interrupting the afternoon’s silence. Jack picked up his half-full handle and poured himself a generous portion. He whisked the glass around in a circular motion a couple times, allowing…

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[Serial Novel] Tower Of God: Book 1 – Chapter 5

Read from the beginning. < Previous Chapter                    Next Chapter > — — Book 1 – Chapter 5 2F – Evankell’s Hell Part 1 — — “Hey, Rachel. What’s – what’s this word?” Night curled up next to Rachel, squinting, trying to decipher a word on a scroll she…

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Diary: Welcome to the subway, ignore the smell

My commute to and from work is usually the same every day: wake up at around 8 in the morning, take a shower, eat some toast, then walk the block-and-a-half it takes to get to the Myrtle Av./Broadway J,M,Z station (trust me, the subway system is less complicated than it sounds at first glance). I…

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Diary: Hello Florida!

I relapsed. I’ve been so good – I haven’t spent all of my money on Disney tsum tsums, I didn’t go out and get a Mickey tattoo on my forearm, and I didn’t post any Snaps with the caption, ‘MISSING DISNEY SO MUCH’. But then, a few weeks ago, I realized that my Universal Studios season pass…

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Diary: 2016 In The Big Apple

One more year, one more tally mark on the chalkboard. No, I’m not going to the Times Square Ball Drop, just like every other sane-minded New Yorker. If I wanted to stand around in the cold for six hours with people who don’t understand the concept of hygiene, I would be back at Disney World….

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Trip Report: Disneyland Resort, 10/28

A little bit of background first. I’m a Disney geek (in addition to everything else I am a geek about), and I had just returned from an eight-month internship at Walt Disney World in Florida, where I had the pleasure of having four of the world’s top theme parks literally on my doorstep. So I…

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I ♥ NY

Tonight is my last night in California. Tomorrow, early before dawn, I’ll be squished in the middle seat on a Delta economy flight, on my way to New York City to start the next chapter in my journey. So long, palm trees! So long, IN-N-OUT Burger! So long, referring to freeways by putting “the” in front…

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Korea: Visiting Our Northern Neighbors

  Many years ago, Billy Joel wrote a little-known song called We Didn’t Start The Fire. Some of the lyrics go like this: Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, The King and I, and The Catcher In The Rye I remember when we were learning this song in my middle school social studies class, no one…

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Korea: Morning Calm

It’s 6:30 AM here at the time of this writing, and I’m awake. I just wrapped up a phone call back in the States, and I simply can’t seem to fall back asleep. So here I sit in the living room, typing this out for wont of something to do. The sun is slowly rising,…

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