The Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.

It was a "typical" Irish morning -- cold, wet, raw. We woke, for the first time during our stay in the country, to slate grey skies. The clouds were a steady sort of gloom, not the sudden onslaught of the storms I've braved in Colorado or California, but gentler, smooth and thick above our heads. … Continue reading The Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland.

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WRITING UPDATE

I found this writing update in my drafts -- unpublished from over a year ago (14 March 2016) -- but most of it is still relevant to my writing life at the moment. I think that there comes a time in every writer's career -- or in my case, pretend career -- where he or … Continue reading WRITING UPDATE

5 reasons you should stay in hostels instead of hotels.

We've all heard the hostel horrors -- smelly rooms, smelly roommates, cold showers, personal belongings inexplicably going missing -- but I challenge you to abandon those pre-conceived notions and hear me out. Your bank account will thank you later.   1. They are incredibly cost-effective. Now, this is the most obvious portion of this list, … Continue reading 5 reasons you should stay in hostels instead of hotels.