Travel Diaries: Nevada

I’ve been on the road for only 3 days and I’ve already been in 5 states: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho! The nature I have seen thus far is so beautiful that it defies description. You can check out my pictures¬† at this link. I hit the desert soon after getting on the I-15…

Courageous Living

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the kind of courage it takes to fully live. It took courage to go on this 2-month cross-country, poetry-reading, picture-taking, journey-blogging road trip I just embarked on. And this wasn’t even in my plans for 2013. When I was 17, I had my life planned out until my 25th birthday….

Travel Diaries: Los Angeles

My 2-month poetry-reading tour across the U.S. kicked off last Wednesday in Los Angeles. I’d visited Los Angeles a couple of times before I finally moved and wasn’t too sure that I was going to like it. With a population of 3.8 million, it is the largest city I have lived in. I was dreading…

Muchness, Childlikeness and Wonder

Vincent van Gogh said, “If you hear a voice inside you telling you you’re not a painter, paint…and that voice will be silenced.” Do you think that maybe van Gogh struggled with such voices, but defied them to become famous for his paintings in modern times? He didn’t even begin painting until he was in…