I lay crunched up on a pleather sofa to the sounds of a rather rambunctious duo of ladies closing their tiny restaurant for night.
December 1, 2016

Destination Samoa

You are planning your next big adventure. The computer is buzzing as you zoom through possible destinations. Maybe Italy…. Oh! How about Mexico? No, no, no Thailand is the place to go. Let me stop you right there! Why not Samoa? Not Somalia… Samoa.
When a Blog Takes You Home pt. Deux
On a warm February morning I sat on the small ferry to Savai’i making small talk with a volunteer I had not previously met by the name of Billy.
September 30, 2016

Green All Around

Quick notes:
As a young boy I remember being awe struck by the wondrous stories and journeys of my Aunt Tracy.
September 28, 2016

Slow Moving Art

September 27, 2016

Living Abroad

“You come from country of cowboys. You ride horse whenever you want, “ said the host father of a volunteer on our first week living in the training village. For those who have lived abroad stereotypes and pop culture are a daily part of life.
In the Samoan language the word palagi is often used to describe a foreigner (white person) or outsider.
I have spent several tenuous days working on organizing the library at my school.
Samoa is known as the birthplace of the tattoo. It is an art that has been handed down for thousands of years.
April 12, 2016

Six Months already

I have spent six months in the country of Samoa. Life moves at a much slower pace, which gives you adequate time to reflect constantly.
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