An American, a South African, 2 Swedes and 2 Danes walk into a church.

YMCA PMB has had a 400% increase in the number of interns it is hosting. Last week 2 Swedish girls and 2 Danish guys arrived. I'm happy to report they're all sane, nice people.  The change in the dynamic here has been substantial. In our short time together we have become a little global village. …

What if Goliath was White?

This post finally answers the question, “What do you get when an English major watches a TED talk on David and Goliath?” The answer: a connection between one of the most famous bible stories, Nazi’s in Charlottesville, and social media. Malcom Gladwell is the many times New York Times Best Selling Author of books like …

My Relationship Ended

     I have joined an illustrious fellowship of writers. Thoreau, Hemingway, the romantic poets, and others have long seen the value in escape. Thoreau wanted to make a political statement about excess. Hemingway liked rum. But the romantics wanted to escape the dinge of Victorian London and sought refuge in the English countryside. William Blake …

I got a tattoo.

For some reason, this finite time I will spend in a foreign country, with a substantial team of people that will love me and support me scares me more than sitting in a chair and indelibly marking my body in a place that is all but inconspicuous. Why? And why now? I have had months, almost the same amount of time as I'll be gone, to feel this way. Why now?

“It’s a mystery”

Mr. Henslowe: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. Mr. Fennyman: So what do we do? Mr. Henslowe: Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well. Mr. Fennyman: How? Mr. Henslowe: I don't know. It's a mystery. Shakespeare …

Hello and Welcome!

To many the process of my internship has looked disorganized and doomed to failure, and understandably so. However, no transitional period in life is organized and smooth, or simple. Follow me as I embark on a journey outside my well-known surroundings and become a member of the global Y movement.