The Philosophy of Warsaw

After a year apart, Maddy and I reunited in Poland. She was going to a philosophy conference in Warsaw. "Meet me there and you can come with me," she said, with her characteristic optimism. "But...I'm not a philosopher...are you sure they'd let me in?" I hesitated. "Of course!" The next week I was skipping to the train station … Continue reading The Philosophy of Warsaw

Working at Akarangi: 5 Days on a Vineyard in New Zealand

For our introduction to New Zealand, we didn't want to head straight to the cities, but instead wanted to check out life in the more rural regions first. We decided to volunteer on a small, family-owned vineyard in Hawke's Bay--New Zealand's second biggest wine region. We contacted the family online through Workaway and took a mutual … Continue reading Working at Akarangi: 5 Days on a Vineyard in New Zealand

One Road In, One Road Out of Telluride

It didn't seem possible that Telluride was a mere two-hour drive from Grand Junction. In this space of time, based on the dramatic changes of the landscape, we seemed to have entered another country entirely. We left the quintessential red and rugged American west for the quintessential charm of a quaint mountain town, tucked away in a canyon surrounded … Continue reading One Road In, One Road Out of Telluride