Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road – A collection of revelations while traveling

  • Love In The Time Of Corona/COVID-19 — The End Of The First Wave May 7, 2020
      Stepped outside in the middle of my ER shift on Monday, April 13th to take a moment to myself when a passerby with a camera happened to be at the right place at the right time: I needed to breathe. I needed to know if I was still alive. A few weeks later and through several degrees ...
  • “Namibe”-tter Duo, I’ll Wait. Otherwise You Gotta “Lubango!” March 3, 2020
      After some uneven back-and-forth kind of travel in the outskirts of Luanda yesterday, we “slept in” this morning until 8am before starting out day with a drive to Cacuaco for a stroll around a local fishing village.     My gut feeling here was that since tourism here is still raw and developing, I would recommend keeping on ...
  • They Put A Monsooner On The Moon — The White Desert Of Egypt December 7, 2019
      Once in a while, I’m blessed to write up and release a blogpost that will stand the test of time in my memories.     This is one of those posts.     The irony of today rests in the fact that after a decade visiting 180 countries and territories, that it would take me returning to my first ever country ...

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Post-travel Reflections – The usual symptoms of post-travel withdrawal

  • You’re Going to Miss … Cyprus June 15, 2021
    Press play and read the rest of this post with the music . . .      You’re going to miss the feeling of being born again, the old habits of dusting off old passports, filling out documents, packing, unpacking, and repacking. You’ll even miss the anticipation of another PCR up your nose because you’ll do anything just ...
  • Love In The Time Of Corona/COVID-19: One Year Later March 8, 2021
    Exactly 1 year ago today – March 8, 2020, 7am at a Brooklyn emergency room – my first COVID-19 patient walked through the door. Since then: one tragic year of countless patients treated, counseled, lost, and grieved, with even more lives upended and altered forever. We grappled with a year of the virus, and also a ...
  • You’re Going To Miss … The Great USA September 9, 2020
      Photos courtesy of Raubern Totanes and yours truly. By tradition and in the spirit of this very road trip across America (twice!) I write the following in a stream of consciousness Jack Kerouac style — so please forgive all run-ons and typos.   Press play and read the rest of this post with the music . . .      You won’t miss ...

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