Category Archives: Travel Writing

Invisibilia Live with Story District: Telling a Story on NPR

I occasionally participate in live-mic storytelling with Story District in Washington D.C. Story District collaborated with National Public Radio (NPR) and its podcast, Invisibilia, to produce this live performance at the Lincoln Theater in DC, this April. Enjoy!   … Continue reading

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Beseeching the Ocean to Forget the Day

For two months, I resided at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Typically, after a ten-hour workday, I would end the evening by sitting on the balcony of my room and watching the ocean. In my humble … Continue reading

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Abroad in Puerto Rico

Where have I been? For the past 45 days, I’ve been in Puerto Rico. I cannot say why I’m here, but in my downtime I’ll try to best convey my thoughts and feelings about my experiences with the people and … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award Winning Story: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

Author’s Note: Back in December, I was notified that I won 1st Place in the horror short story category of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. I was quite pleased by this honor, and consider it just one marker in a … Continue reading

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Moonshine, a Layperson’s Review: Midnight Moon, Strawberry Edition

With the end of the year just around the corner, I figured it was only fair to provide one last moonshine review before the holiday season. This time we’re revisiting the good folks at Midnight Moon, affiliated with the Piedmont … Continue reading

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A Visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture…

When approaching the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the first thing I notice is its size. “Monolithic” comes to mind. On the National Mall of Washington, D.C., the trapezoidal prism encompasses five-acres. Its scale placed into … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Summer on the W&OD Trail…

When I need fresh air and exercise, I cycle the Washington & Old Dominion trail, a 45-mile pathway through northern Virginia, between Shirlington and Purcellville. The path follows the former roadbed of the W&OD railway. Walkers, joggers, and cyclists enjoy … Continue reading

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