Sea Gazing at the Edge of America

George Gershwin composed his classic opera Porgy and Bess while staying on Folly Island Beach in the 1930s, and Glenn Miller performed live right on the Pier. People from all over the world have kicked up their feet in this small beach community for decades. My brain turned into a recalcitrant montage of beach-themed 80s music…

The Ruins of Heidelberg Castle

Mark Twain wrote about Heidelberg, “I have never enjoyed a view which had such a serene and satisfying charm about it as this one gives” in his book A Tramp Abroad and it still rings true. In the heart of Germany, Heidelberg rests over the Odenwald mountains divided in two by the Neckar River. Germany’s…

Travel in the Time of COVID-19

*Note: I was asked to write this one. It’s nothing avant garde, but will hopefully ease some people’s minds about traveling and starting to reconnect with others in general. Take care of yourselves ❤ ___________________ My friend and I just returned from a road trip touring the South Carolina coast. It was the two of…

Everybody’s Going Uptown in Dallas

Uptown is a glitzy newer neighbourhood in Dallas, freshly made up of the lower parts of other neighbourhoods closest to downtown. It was created and named solely to attract real estate developers to revitalize it, plowing over all the real culture and leaving this new creature with the natural historical richness of swimming pool. That…