Long Time, No Read

Has it really been almost 2 years? What have I been up to?
Well, not travelling (that much). The fall of 2014 brought a new adventure—condo ownership. And condo ownership demanded a moratorium on travel as I replenished the coffers.

My Writing Process: A Blog Hop

“Writing process” is such a loaded term. It conjures up the many recipes for rhetorical success that writing instructors and other educators shove down students’ throats. I’ve done it to students myself, knowing full well that while enumerated writing processes are based on proven methods, there’s far more art than science when it comes to crafting good rhetoric, even for a technician like me. And no recipe can replace the easy magic that comes with practice, practice, practice.

3 Travel App Hacks

You don’t need a specialized travel app to make great use of your smartphone while travelling. Here are a few tips for taking advantage of that crazy-expensive device that’s always within arm’s reach.

The Incredible Pleasure of Going Back

Or, Why I Moved to Thailand

So, I’ve gone back to Thailand. I’m going to be a beach bum. I’m 10 years late on that score (and admittedly, I will be supported by a steady freelance income). But for the next two fiscal quarters, my social life will consist of hanging out at a beach bar with mostly twenty-something English teachers, ex-pats, and their Thai friends. And I’ll probably get a decent tan.

6 Free Travel Apps

There is no shortage of travel apps out there and it seems like every other week the next best thing comes out. I don’t have time to keep up with or try them all. But after my passport, my iPhone is quite possibly my most important travel tool, and most of my app usage is completely free (sometimes even data-free).