Tag Archive | travel

Amsterdam in Retrospect

Have some time on my layover to do a quick share. The conference was great. It was an amazing learning experience. There was so much good information, and it was totally awesome connecting with friends both new and old. People were really affected by my talk, and it sparked a lot of reflection and discussion. […]

Tour Guiding

I’ve been a walking tour guide for almost 5 months. You just never know what you’re going to get from tour to tour. Last week I was sexually harassed by this phillipino guy from Seattle because I made the mistake of revealing my sexual identity (thinking that it would build some commonality, it built a […]


I was awaken by the sounds of the Italian, Antonio, and the other American, Tom arriving a couple of hours after the cock crowed (Yann has chickens and a rooster who gets zealous at about 630). The Russian, Eugen, and the German, Wolfgang, arrived soon after. After a light breakfast and coffee, everyone is off to nap, […]

Learning new things in Antwerp

 So I learned a colorful new phrase in french, which has delighted my foul mind to no end. “Bouffe ma moule”, which essentially means “eat my snatch”. The story that phrase caĆ¹e from is even funnier,but too long for livejournal. I was shown a place near the old part of the city where they would lock prisoners as the […]

On the Farm and in the city

So I’ve arrived in Antwerp. Yann’s place is huge and great. I awoke to a rooster crowing this morning because Yann has a lot of chicken’s on his little estate on the west side of the Schelde River. Pictures will be uploaded when I get back. I survived 22 hours of flying.  This was largely due to my pal, Dave, […]

Heading to Belgium.

Saturday morning, I’m off for Antwerp the diamond capitol of the world. I was told to bring my swimsuit because it has been so nice there. It’ll be a nice change from Portland. One of my old pals from Portland is going to meet me out there too! My friend Carrie has been working in […]

The finer art of Transcription.

Since returning to Portland, I’ve fallen into transcribing the 45 hours or so of one-on-one interviews I compiled during my fieldwork studying the improv scene of Rochester, NY.  When I look at the numbers, it seems daunting.  When I look at how much time I have before I absolutely need to have a job, it […]