Most People in Life Are Only Visitors

Life is a book. People are chapters. When I used to think of my life, I used to divide my life up by the years that came and went. Every year was a different chapter. I thought about my existence in terms of the number of trips I had taken around the sun. I changedContinue reading “Most People in Life Are Only Visitors”

Celebrating the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere

It hit me today, as everyone is celebrating the beginning of summer, that I’ve just experienced my third summer solstice in a row. Having been in Antarctica in December when I would have seen a winter solstice, I was on the other side of the globe celebrating another summer solstice, sandwiched between two northern hemisphereContinue reading “Celebrating the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere”

Antarctica: NYC to Christchurch to “the Ice”

The following excerpt was written three weeks ago, just a week into my deployment in Antarctica. Unfortunately, I never got around to publishing it, so I began to edit it to make it apply to my experience a month into this journey, then it started to feel inauthentic so I was going to scrap theContinue reading “Antarctica: NYC to Christchurch to “the Ice””