Silences and Reasons

There's not much quiet here, not in a town of this size (and I'm not using "town" ironically; even with 2.something million in the downtown area, Shijiazhuang is very much a town) - any empty space in the twenty-four hour construction is covered up by the creepy mantras of chanting schoolchildren or the occasional Christmas …

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Unfinished Homes

I biked to work the morning after the first real rainfall I'd seen in months. The hulking shells of unfinished apartment buildings, master works yet in progress, loomed into the grey sky and faded into the milky sky mere blocks from wherever I was. A while ago I went to a friend's house. It was her …

How Small We Are

There are two strangest parts about finishing a month-long road trip project. The first, very simply, is the fact that it's done. This is the thing that I've been eating, breathing, and sleeping for thirty-one days, and then, just like that it's over. Sure, I still have lots of video to edit, articles to write, …