Workplace Disincentives and My Vow

Workplace Disincentives and My Vow

When I left my last full time job, at the Sierra Club, I made a vow to myself that I knew even then would be incredibly difficult to keep, but one that reflected my ultimate goal in life. I swore to never have a structured, office job ever again. So now, for the first...
Seeking True Freedom: Robben Island

Seeking True Freedom: Robben Island

I recently made a pledge – to not visit Tibet until the Dalai Lama, and his followers, Tibetan refugees all around the world – are free to visit Tibet. Despite my love and interest in Tibet and its culture, it was, in my heart, an easy pledge to make. To go to Tibet...
Maids, Being Abroad, and I

Maids, Being Abroad, and I

When you travel, and observe, you see how little nuances, little shifts in how a society and its people relate to one another can dramatically change you own position in that society, if it were your own. One thing I now notice more and more is how differently maids...
Defining Myself – Actions vs. Interests

Defining Myself – Actions vs. Interests

Some thoughts in my head the past few days. One is on how we define ourselves. I recently joined MyCupid, which has thus far been fairly useless, but it did remind me of how we express our characters in our society and another way that I never felt that I fit in....