Alright?

"You alright?" It's one of the most confusing questions I've ever been asked. Not because I didn't understand it, but because I did. There have been several instances in my albeit brief history on this earth where I have been asked that simple question only to be dumbfounded as to why I was being asked …

My Own Little Everest

This has been a long time coming. There was a moment in a little place called Chengdu, where I wasn't feeling well. Neither was my friend, Alex. So we stayed close to the bathroom an entire┬áday and watched this movie called Everest. You may have heard of it, and if you watched it you may …

Step 1: Kangding

January 5,2016 Today I reek of woodsmoke and coffee.    Don't worry...it could be worse.   Here at 8,000 feet Alex and I rest our heads in the capital of the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Region, Kangding (altitude 8,000 ft). This is the last stop for strong coffee, ATMs, and beautiful strawberries. However it is only the …