• Thoughts

    Thoughts: Envy vs. Inspiration

    There is a delicate balance between Envy and Inspiration.  For example, how often will you see someone else do something and desire those qualities? It is common. Maybe, everyday we feel this way. We see…

    January 30, 2018
  • France

    Grape Picking in Champagne, France

    I had the chance to join a VENDANGES, as a Vendangeur. This is a French word that means the grape picking season (don’t worry, I didn’t know what it meant either). I spent 2…

    January 18, 2018
  • Music

    Triplets and the Takeover of Rap

    Vox does a nice analysis of how the triplet gets and keeps our attention, is easy to follow, and gets you hyped…..which is kind of what trap is all about! #migos #snoop #rap #trap…

    January 17, 2018
  • Thoughts

    Thoughts: Acting Unconditionally

    What does it mean to act unconditionally? This is a concept that most often arises in conversations about love and relationships. While unconditional action does not always come in the form of romance, there…

    January 17, 2018
  • Tanzania

    Signs That You Are A Backpacker: Bracelets

    If you have not laced up your wrists with a copious number of souvenir bracelets, have you really backpacked? It is a time-tested sign of a backpacker, the bracelet. Colors, sizes, homemade, gifted, bought,…

    January 15, 2018
  • Italy

    The Negroni: Italy’s Cocktail

    The yin to the Spritz’s yang. High alcohol, clean taste, nice color. It is Italy’s cocktail. Here’s the recipe. 1 oz Campari 1 oz Gin 1 oz Sweet vermouth (Martini & Rossi Rosso or Cinzano…

    January 15, 2018
  • Italy

    The Spritz: Your mom’s favorite drink

    The official drink of the Italian summer. Here is the recipe. Ingredients 3 ounces Aperol 3 ounces prosecco  3 ounces sparkling water  Orange and lime slices, for garnish …

    January 15, 2018