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Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Newton
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Packing for the Final Trip

The family convened at his house in the aftermath to put everything in order. And it was in this ordering that I found a certain treasure, buried in a messy kitchen-table-tableau of dead pens and toast crumbs and slung-open scientific journals.

Summer Postcard: Ho Chi Minh City
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Boba in Vietnam

My students evinced a desire to change the status quo and a genuine belief in their capacity to effect change. When they grow up and become the generation in power, they told me, their views will rein.

Summer Postcard: Ho Chi Minh City
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Ho Chi Minh City

Summer Postcard: Cambridge
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Cambridge

Summer Postcard: Cambridge
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Organ Meats

I have been thinking about organ meats a lot this summer because I have been thinking about my grandfather, who was recently diagnosed with rapidly progressing dementia.

Summer Postcard: Tokyo
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Tokyo

Summer Postcard: Tokyo
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Wasting Away

Japan doesn’t need trash cans in the streets because their alternative to public bins isn’t littering. They care for their communities in the best way possible: keeping them clean.

Summer Postcard: Buenos Aires
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: The Subway Sings a Strange Song

The sun is setting on Cabildo. As I surge from within the city’s vein, the train running in its tunnels below, I am struck by the colors dancing into the horizon.

Summer Postcard: Buenos Aires
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Buenos Aires

Summer Postcard: Pamplona
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Glory and Gore

As the swaying passenger bus rocked me in and out of sleep, I realized that what I was seeing was not a glitch or illusion, but rather a crowd of people headed exactly where I was headed: to the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

Summer Postcard: Pamplona
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Pamplona

Summer Postcard: Tokyo
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Tokyo

Summer Postcard: Tokyo
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Recharging at a Konbini

To me, a konbini is equivalent to a humble refuge from confusion and chaos. It’s the checkpoint area on the game map every time I die, sheltering me from time and all matters of reality until I’m ready to face the world again.

Summer Postcard: Paris
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: One Step at a Time

There's nothing like the feeling of being hopelessly lost and suddenly recognizing a familiar landmark or a shop which leads back to familiarity.

Summer Postcard: Paris
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Paris

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