Besides learning a few things about mortgages, TFA’s and the fact that most of society is living on credit, my biggest takeaway from working in the bank was the following – I really really hate people. I would like to emphasize here that I am not racist nor prejudice toward any specific group, in fact, … Continue reading You Can Bank on That
The further you distance yourself from sunburnt tourists in newly-purchased fedoras, the closer you get to the heart of Panama City. As you move away from the crowded pier and the dribbling ice-cream cones, the five-star restaurants and lofty hotels are gradually replaced with decrepit buildings and empty lots decorated in graffiti. It is here … Continue reading As Panama City Sleeps
There are two types of people in this world, those who are comfortable with having their picture taken and those who are not. I am hall of fame material in the latter category. I recently partook in what was, by far, the most uncomfortable experience of my life to date. One of my friends had … Continue reading The Photoshoot
The sheer vastness of the universe is incomprehensible to us. We simply cannot conceptualize size and space on such a scale. Take our solar system for example. It is rather humbling to look at a map and see earth, the largest thing we know, being dwarfed in comparison to Jupiter, and Jupiter being dwarfed in … Continue reading Just How Big Is Our Universe?
It was my last week in Spain and I was in the midst of visiting all those places I had put off seeing since arriving there. Let me tell you that condensing fun into a tight and efficient schedule is the furthest thing from fun. When you live somewhere you don’t visit the local sights, … Continue reading Unsolicited Pleasures
The cookie in my fingers started to feel a bit feeble. I figured I had a few more seconds, tops, to retrieve the sunken cookie out of my coffee, lest the one in my fingers suffer the same fate as his fallen companion. I was seated at an outdoor cafe in Chiclayo, Peru, and was … Continue reading Someone’s Gotta Get Stabbed
Anyone who ever attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School knows about the Scrivens Brothers. Two corn-fed, rural-raised twins, who were trumped only in stature and intimidation by their younger brothers, the triplets. With shoulders like small trucks, and an inclination to use those shoulders as weapons while they walked the school halls, no one was … Continue reading The Scrivens Brothers