The Wonderful World of Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

As a teenager I wasted many a weekend on video games. The vivid imagery and story lines kept me coming back Saturday after Saturday. If there was a side-story to be explored, I took it. Any random request from an auto-simulated villager, I was there. A way to change your uniform, I found them all. …

One Year Later

365 days ago I began a journey. 365 day ago I got on a plane bound for Chengdu, China. 365 days ago I thought "no turning back now." Then, "what the hell have I done...?" As I boarded, I remember thinking I couldn't flip a U-ie, no oops, no nothing. I was en route for …

Restart

Before I continue my (much delayed) chronological sequence accounting the tales on the road through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), I have to pause to tell you something else: I have arrived in the US of A. Now before you go thinking that this event isn't super interesting, there's more! There's a movie called Groundhog …

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 …