Archive for October, 2015

Like millions of American children this Halloween, I’m giddy from an overdose of candy. I’m not sure how many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I ate today — but after surveying the pile of empty wrappers a few minutes ago, two thoughts occurred to me: 1. I’m a hero for saving potentially dozens of children from […]

If I’ve been quiet these past few weeks, it’s not been out of laziness. Quite the opposite, in fact: In September I covered more than 12,000 miles, recorded 43 pages of travel notes, and shot 30,092 photos. That last figure is no mistake or exaggeration. I counted. In time Esteban and I will treasure revisiting […]



I usually struggle when my parents ask what I want for Christmas. I truly don’t need anything — and increasingly I don’t want anything, either. But last year was different. “I’d love a Fitbit,” I wrote my mom, “just the basic one, please, in a size small.” This represented a big reversal for someone who […]