the pyramids, sans mona and family

One Big, Happy Family

When I went to Egypt in the middle of a revolution, I largely stayed at arm’s-length from the tourist traps and shady characters who so often conspire to take money ...

revolution travel blog

The Revolution is Coming!

One of my seminal Harvard experiences—getting caught in a revolving door with a fellow student—began as a funny anecdote among friends and quickly grew to take on mythical, nebulous qualities.  ...

canada

Oh, Canada!

The following is an email which went out to the four people present at Alibi/Clink at the Liberty Hotel last sometime in spring 2010. It may be true that I ...

travel iran story

My Indian Name Is “Dances With No One”

The thing about being broke is that it occasionally forces one to pick up odd jobs on Craigslist, which make up for poor remuneration by being the source of truly ...

triumphant

Triumphant

My epic quest to explore the less-familiar corners of the nation of my birth took me to San Francisco, a city which I’d visited once before, for about 18 hours, ...